22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Roscommon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kilcar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Buncrana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Drogheda
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cork City Gaol. Step out of the city life by going to Old Head Golf Links and Spike Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton) and Kinsale (Charles Fort & Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, get your game on at Air-tastic Trampoline & Ninja Adventure Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip maker website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cork is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Cork. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cork, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Midleton, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 12th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel route builder site .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Blasket Besucherzentrum, view the masterpieces at Tig Aine, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, take in the exciting artwork at Fiadh Woven Design, examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle road trip website .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dunquin, Tig Aine, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

2
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Visiting Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Craggaunowen and Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Burren Birds of Prey Centre in Ballyvaughan (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, get outside with Dromoland Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bunratty trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Bunratty takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bunratty can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Hunt Museum, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

2
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.
On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Fanore Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Galway online day trip planner .

Drive from Bunratty to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilcar.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fanore Beach, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
nights
Roscommon

Roscommon ©
Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon in Ireland. On the 20th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, see the interesting displays at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Church of Saints Peter & Paul.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Roscommon attractions planning site .

You can drive from Galway to Roscommon in an hour. In September in Roscommon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilcar.

Things to do in Roscommon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Athlone, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre ©
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

1
night
Kilcar

Kilcar ©
Cill Charthaigh is a Gaeltacht village on the R263 regional road in the south west of County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand, and finally steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Donegal Craft Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ireland, then explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maghera Beach and Caves.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilcar trip builder site .

Getting from Roscommon to Kilcar by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Kilcar

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Ardara, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre ©
Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre

1
night
Buncrana

Buncrana
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Buncrana Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthaw Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buncrana trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kilcar to Buncrana in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Buncrana can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Drogheda.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

1
night
Drogheda

Drogheda ©
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, then learn about all things military at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Drogheda journey site .

You can drive from Buncrana to Drogheda in 3 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in September, Drogheda is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Drogheda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, then admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Loftus Hall, and finally browse the exhibits of Hook Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, and then examine the collection at Irish National Heritage Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wexford trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Drogheda to Wexford takes 2.5 hours. In September in Wexford, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Irish National Heritage Park, Hook Lighthouse, Loftus Hall, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

2
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
On the 27th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Smithwick's Retail Store, explore the galleries of Rothe House and Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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