19 days in Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland Itinerary

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19 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Bus:  25 h
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Buncrana
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Perth

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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (St. Saviour's Dominican Priory, Christ Church Cathedral, &more) and Cahir Abbey (in Tipperary). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, have fun at South East Ireland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and get lost in a book at Kilkenny City Library.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary site.

Perth, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Perth, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterford, Kells Priory, Cahir Abbey
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park

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 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Kenmare Road, then take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, then get your game on at Faungorth Activity Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

1
night
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. On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Spanish Point Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Strand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head, then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and finally stop by The Woollen Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor journey maker.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Miltown Malbay
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Minaun, then kick back and relax at Dugort Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Achill Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bertra beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aasleagh Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport driving holiday app.

You can drive from Liscannor to Westport in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Liscannor in December: highs in Westport hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Achill Island, Aasleagh Falls, Silver Strand
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Aasleagh Falls ©
Aasleagh Falls
Achill Heritage Centre ©
Achill Heritage Centre

2
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 30th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, enjoy the sand and surf at Culdaff Beach, then kick back and relax at Pollan Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthaw Beach, kick back and relax at Straghill Beach, then kick back and relax at Lisfannon Strand, and finally find something for the whole family at Wains World.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buncrana trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Westport to Buncrana in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Westport in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Buncrana, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Culdaff, Glenevin Waterfall, Pollan Beach
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Wains World ©
Wains World
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross ©
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross

6
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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dublin online route maker.

You can drive from Buncrana to Dublin in 4 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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