22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Waterford
— 1 night
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Limerick

— 2 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Desmond Castle, then examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castlefergus Equestrian.

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New York City, USA to Limerick is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Limerick at 65°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Galway

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wild Atlantic Way and Salthill Promenade. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Lynch's Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), The Great Western Greenway (in Westport) and Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and walk around Eyre Square.

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Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step off the beaten path and head to Slea Head Drive and Inch Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Skellig Michael. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Dingle travel planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & St. Patrick's Church). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Ring of Kerry and make a trip to Ladies' View.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cobh Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Waterford

— 1 night
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Waterford day trip app.

Getting from Cork to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Kilkenny

— 3 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hook Lighthouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cahir Castle and Hore Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rothe House and Garden.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Dublin

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Malahide Castle (in Malahide), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park, take a stroll through Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.