26 days in Ireland Itinerary

26 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
2
Cork
— 2 nights
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
6
Galway
— 3 nights
7
Westport
— 3 nights
8
Dublin
— 4 nights

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.
Visiting Castlecomer Discovery Park and Mayfield Birds of Prey will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hook Lighthouse and Nore Valley Walking Route. When in Kilkenny, make a side trip to see Dunmore Adventure in Dunmore East, approximately Dunmore East away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, admire nature's extreme beauty at The Ice Cream Parlour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary builder tool.

Montreal, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Kilkenny is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in July, with highs in Kilkenny at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Dunmore Adventure, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, thenget to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Blarney Woollen Mills, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and then head off the coast to Spike Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cork are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
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Spike Island ©
Spike Island
The English Market ©
The English Market
Blarney Woollen Mills ©
Blarney Woollen Mills

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Killarney National Park and Climbing Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Kerry Cliffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Skelligs Chocolate Co. (in Ballinskelligs) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Killarney holiday maker app.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. July in Killarney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Kerry Cliffs, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Garinish Island
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
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Skelligs Chocolate Co. ©
Skelligs Chocolate Co.
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

4
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Dingle Peninsula and Inch Beach. Spend a day of island exploring on the 25th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Dingle Crystal.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dingle day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Hag's Head, thenhike along Burren way, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren Perfumery, Burren National Park, Scattery Island
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Wild Atlantic Way and Aillwee Cave. Discover out-of-the-way places like Doolin Cave and Quay Street. Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Burren Birds of Prey Centre in Ballyvaughan, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, have fun at Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Galway sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Galway, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park, Doolin Cave
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

3
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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Step out of the city life by going to Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. For shopping fun, head to Cottage Handcrafts or The Quay Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway, explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Westport tour builder tool.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Westport sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Croagh Patrick, Sky Rd, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cottage Handcrafts
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Croagh Patrick ©
Croagh Patrick

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Famine Sculptures and Marsh's Library. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin holiday planning app.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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