17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  14​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

4
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, and browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin online vacation planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Dublin, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in March; daily highs in Dublin reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Galway.

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, and catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian.

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Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Backwest Adventures, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, hike along The Dingle Way, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Kenmare (The Purcell Gallery, Blackwater Woodturners, & more) and Kinsale (Kinsale Regional Museum & Kinsale Crystal). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip 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 March, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kinsale, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, and then stroll through Kilkenny Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip planning website .

Drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©

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