23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland travel planner
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Fly
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Bus to County Clare, Doolin Pier ->NE, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Rossaveel Pier, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ferns Castle, then learn insider's secrets on Royal Oak Distillery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Kilkenny, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get a bit cooler in Kilkenny: highs are around 19°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Kinsale — 2 nights

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, then take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally stop by Stone Mad Gallery. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, then learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Kenmare (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Holy Cross Church). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Muckross House, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 30th (Fri) at Skellig Michael. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Dingle online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Lahinch Golf Club, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then stroll through Cliffs of Moher.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In October in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 2 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 5th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip planning website.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Galway.
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Galway — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Quin Abbey and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Galway takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around St Stephens Green, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

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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