21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
2
Cork
— 3 nights
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
5
Galway
— 2 nights
6
Westport
— 2 nights
7
Letterkenny
— 2 nights
8
Glendalough Village
— 3 nights

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 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, thensee the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and finally learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Kilkenny is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Stuttgart in May, expect nights in Kilkenny to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Hore Abbey, Irish National Heritage Park, Cahir Castle, Hook Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Drombeg Stone Circle and Charles Fort. Explore hidden gems such as West Cork Model Railway Village and National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Cobh (Cobh Cathedral & Cobh Heritage Centre), Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Clonakilty, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kerry Cliffs and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Uragh Stone Circle and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Banna Strand (in Tralee), Desmond Hall (in Newcastle West) and Foynes Flying Boat Museum (in Foynes). Spend a day of island exploring on the 2nd (Sun) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, make a trip to Ladies' View, cruise along Ring of Kerry, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Killarney sightseeing website.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

County Kerry, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Banna Strand, Desmond Hall, Uragh Stone Circle
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Banna Strand
Banna Strand

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 3rd (Mon), cruise along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, thenexamine the collection at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, thenexamine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island ©
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, thenmake a trip to Quay Street, thentake an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, thenget outside with Wild Atlantic Way, thenget to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galway tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dingle in June since evenings lows in Galway dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Royal Abbey of Cong, Aughnanure Castle
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

2
nights
Westport

Westport
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, thengrab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and finally cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Westport online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

County Mayo, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
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Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©

2
nights
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, appreciate the views at Poison Glen, thenexplore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Lisfannon Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Westport to Letterkenny in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Donegal Castle, Lisfannon Strand, Glenveagh National Park, Poison Glen
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle

3
nights
Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village and Glendalough Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glendalough Village: Trim Castle (in Trim), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (in Dalkey).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glendalough Village trip website.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Glendalough Village in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glendalough Village when traveling from Letterkenny in June, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trim Castle, The Mill at Avoca Village, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Cliff Walk Car Park Bray, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
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The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre ©
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

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