17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Huntsville

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, breweries & distilleries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel website .

Huntsville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Huntsville in September, plan for much colder days in Dublin, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

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

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 15th (Sun): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Blackbird Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Rothe House and Garden, and finally hike along Nore Valley Walking Route.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planning website .

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 17th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, find something for the whole family at Westport House, then pause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. On the next day, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Westport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Westport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
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 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Hag's Head, then explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, then go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, and finally step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Liscannor trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Westport to Liscannor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Burren National Park, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Doughmore Bay, Burren Perfumery
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

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 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Killarney journey maker app .

Drive from Liscannor to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 24th (Tue) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and get answers to all your questions at Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle online trip maker .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

County Kerry, Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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