23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
+2
Subway + Bus + Fly:  5 h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
7
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Historical Walking Tours of Dublin has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): gain interesting insight with Historical Walking Tours of Dublin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Dublin hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin ©
Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

2
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You've added Devenish Island, Sligo Abbey, Marble Arch Caves, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sligo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to Sligo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Sligo sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll set off for Galway on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Sligo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marble Arch Caves, Devenish Island
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
Killaspugbrone Loop ©
Killaspugbrone Loop
Devenish Island ©
Devenish Island

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Burren, Aillwee Cave, Doolin Cave, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, take a pleasant ride with Cleggan Beach Riding Center - Horseback riding on the beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aillwee Cave, Cleggan Beach Riding Center - Horseback riding on the beach, Doolin Cave, The Burren
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
The Burren ©
The Burren
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skellig Michael Cruises, Dingle Sea Safari, Irish Adventures, and other attractions you added.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Skellig Michael Cruises, Great Blasket Island
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Irish Adventures ©
Irish Adventures
Dingle Sea Safari ©
Dingle Sea Safari
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Innisfallen Island, Killarney National Park, Torc Mountain Walk, and other attractions you added.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney vacation planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Innisfallen Island ©
Innisfallen Island
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Rock of Cashel, Jerpoint Abbey, Tintern Abbey, and other attractions.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip maker.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dunmore Cave, Rock of Cashel, Tintern Abbey
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

4
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wicklow Mountains National Park, Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Bru na Boinne.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Wicklow Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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