18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Westport
— 1 night
3
Galway
— Few hours
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
7
Kinsale
— 4 nights
8
Dingle
— 3 nights

3
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, admire the landmark architecture of 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 °C and lows reach °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
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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night
Westport

Westport ©
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, thengrab 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 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Westport sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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 Parks Trails
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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hours
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.
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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Liscannor on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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, thenstep off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, thenlook for gifts 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 °C, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

County Clare, Scattery Island, Lahinch Beach
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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.
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, thensample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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Killarney

Killarney ©
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, thensteep yourself in history at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, thentake 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 take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Cobh (Titanic Memorial Garden, Cobh Heritage Centre, &more). 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 tee off at Old Head Golf Links.

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trips

Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, and stroll through Clogher Strand.

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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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