18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland travel route planner

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Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 1 night
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Galway
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 3 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and visit Temple Bar.

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

Geneva, Switzerland to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Geneva to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Geneva in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

Before you visit Westport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Westport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Galway

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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Galway using our trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Liscannor on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, then join in the after-dark buzz at Moher Cottage, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Hag's Head, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

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 (Sun): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, walk around Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Kinsale

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kinsale: Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), Cobh (Titanic Memorial Garden, Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, &more) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kinsale are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, stroll through Clogher Strand, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, and don't miss a visit to Eask Tower.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.