20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cork
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Ennis
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin attractions planning site.

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk and then stop by Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galway tour itinerary website.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold ©
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Abbey. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Holycross Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Huntington Castle (in Clonegal). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Duiske Abbey, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Declan's Way.

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Getting from Galway to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tipperary, Rock of Cashel, St. Patrick's Well, Ferns Castle, Duiske Abbey
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Leacanabuaile Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, then view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, explore the galleries of The Carol Cronin Gallery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, then contemplate the long history of Riasc, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Dun Chaoin Pier.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip maker app.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Riasc ©
Riasc

4
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.
Visiting Mitchelstown Cave and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charles Fort and St. Peter and Paul's Church. Step out of Cork to go to Kinsale and see Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

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You can drive from Dingle to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cork are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kinsale, Mitchelstown Cave
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, look for gifts at Hibernian Gifts, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ormond Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Melleray Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Dungarvan Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Waterford journey maker site.

Drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Waterford are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ormond Castle, Dungarvan Castle, Ballyhack Castle, Mount Melleray Abbey, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey

5
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Head to St. John's Art and Heritage Centre and The Woollen Marketfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Cliffs of Moher and Banner Equestrian Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ennis: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Hag's Head (in Liscannor) and Askeaton Friary (in Askeaton). The adventure continues: stroll around Burren National Park, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the historical opulence of Carrigafoyle Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ennis day trip website.

You can drive from Waterford to Ennis in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Listowel, Corofin, Liscannor, Aillwee Cave, Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail
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Clare Abbey ©
Clare Abbey
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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