18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland travel route planner
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 1 night
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Galway
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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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 sightseeing. Your trip 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 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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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, 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.
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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; or do a combination of train and taxi. 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).
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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 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. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Hag's Head, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor online attractions planner.

Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive 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 22nd (Sun), get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other 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. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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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 go for a walk through 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.
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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: Cobh (Titanic Memorial Garden, Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, &more), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) 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.
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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, 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 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.
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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.
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