17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
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.
You've now added Segway Adventures Ireland to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, make a trip to Quay Street, and grab your bike and head to South Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Segway Adventures Ireland ©
Segway Adventures Ireland

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then browse the exhibits of The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Killarney day trip app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Killarney, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then look for gifts at Iago, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, head off the coast to Spike Island, and then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & John Condon Memorial) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). The adventure continues: walk around Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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