23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive
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Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
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Waterford
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Dublin — 5 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Temple Bar, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin journey site.

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In October in Dublin, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Galway.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong) and Westport (Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre & Westport Cruises). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 1 night

Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then view the masterpieces at Foust Gallery, then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor holiday planner.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways, then admire the landmark architecture of Ennis Friary, and then play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, pause for some serene contemplation at St James' Church, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Kenmare (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Old Kenmare Road) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Muckross House, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Killarney travel route planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cork.
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Cork — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Heartbreak Pier.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cork journey site.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Cork are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Waterford.
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Waterford — 2 nights

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 1st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Coumshingaun Lough, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterford Greenway, then contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, and finally examine the collection at King of the Vikings. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hibernian Gifts, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then admire the natural beauty at Colclough Walled Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Kennedy Homestead.

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

Traveling by car from Cork to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Waterford sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, take in the exciting artwork at Valerie Walshe Contemporary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Royal Oak Distillery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny journey maker.

Take a bus from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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