24 days in Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Bus:  29 h
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Visit Jerpoint Park and St. John the Evangelist Church for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Tholsel and Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Huntington Castle (in Clonegal), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Waterford (Christ Church Cathedral & King of the Vikings). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club, sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery Corner, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for slightly colder days in Kilkenny, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Huntington Castle, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club, Ferns Castle
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Huntington Castle ©
Huntington Castle

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nano Nagle Place and The Purcell Gallery. Shop till you drop at Mother Jones Flea Market and Blarney Chocolate Factory. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Kenmare (Holy Cross Church, Norman McCloskey Photography, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, make a trip to Elizabeth Fort, explore the galleries of Crawford Art Gallery, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Riasc and Greenlane Gallery. Do your shopping at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Fiadh Woven Design. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Lough Anascaul, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne.

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Traveling by car from Cork to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Dun Chaoin Pier, Kingdom Falconry
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Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Riasc ©
Riasc
Greenlane Gallery ©
Greenlane Gallery

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Limerick Museum, make a trip to Pery's Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Church, then contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, and finally see the interesting displays at Thomas Fitzgerald Center.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick road trip planning site.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bruff
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St. Joseph's Church ©
St. Joseph's Church
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
Thomas Fitzgerald Center ©
Thomas Fitzgerald Center

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Wormhole and Salthill Beaches. Head to Galway Crafts and Collectables and Charlie Byrne's Bookshopfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Gort (Coole Park Nature Reserve, Kilmacduagh Tower, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gort, The Wormhole, 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
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Mary's Church and Aughagower Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Clew Bay Archaeological Trail and Marlene's Chocolate Haven. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Achill Island (Deserted Village, Keel Beach, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, pause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Westport holiday planning site.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Achill Island
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St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail ©
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin and National Library of Ireland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Hill of Slane. Venture out of the city with trips to St Peter's Church (in Drogheda) and Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts, steep yourself in history at Triumphal Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas of Myra, and get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St Peter's Church, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Hill of Slane, Swords Castle
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Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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