22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Ennis
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Kilkee
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Wicklow
— 3 nights
Bus:  45 min
9
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

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.
Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Portmarnock Beach and Sandycove Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of 14 Henrietta Street, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, don't miss a visit to The Spire, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin driving holiday app .

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Dublin. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Eyre Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Galway driving holiday planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ennis.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

1
night
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Quin Abbey has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Quin Abbey, then admire the striking features of Ennis Friary, and then stop by The Woollen Market.

Plan trip to Ennis with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Galway to Ennis by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Ennis sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkee.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
Ennis Friary ©
Ennis Friary
The Woollen Market ©
The Woollen Market

1
night
Kilkee

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, then identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Senan's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Irish Rural Life. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay, kick back and relax at Kilkee Blue Flag Beach, and then get outside with Loop Head.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kilkee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ennis to Kilkee takes an hour. In September in Kilkee, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kilrush, Doughmore Bay, Loop Head
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Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay
Kilkee Blue Flag Beach ©
Kilkee Blue Flag Beach
Loop Head ©
Loop Head

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallarus Oratory and Greenlane Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Minard Castle and Dun Chaoin Pier are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Kilkee to Dingle by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Kingdom Falconry, Inch Beach, Dun Chaoin Pier
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork vacation builder app .

Getting from Dingle to Cork by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Kilkenny on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then explore the galleries of National Craft Gallery, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Wicklow.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

3
nights
Wicklow

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Powerscourt Gardens and House and Black Castle. You'll get in some beach time at Brittas Bay and Greystones Blue Flag Beach. Take a break from Wicklow with a short trip to St Kevins Way/Camaderry Short Walk in Glendalough Village, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along The Wicklow Way, stroll through Devils Glen, play a few rounds at Wicklow Golf Club, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blessington Lakes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wicklow itinerary builder app .

Drive from Kilkenny to Wicklow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Wicklow are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.

Things to do in Wicklow

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Greystones Blue Flag Beach, St Kevins Way/Camaderry Short Walk, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wicklow Golf Club ©
Wicklow Golf Club
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
On the 27th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

Discover how to plan a Dublin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Wicklow to Dublin in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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