24 days in Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Vale of Glendalough
— 1 night
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Sligo
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Cobh
— 1 night
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Waterford
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dublin — 5 nights

Fair City

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 Malahide Castle and Bru na Boinne. Get some historical perspective at Newgrange and St. Michan's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim), Vagabond Tours (in Greystones) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bray Head, take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, and contemplate the long history of Dublinia.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vale of Glendalough.
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Vale of Glendalough — 1 night

If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Glendalough Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Vale of Glendalough travel website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vale of Glendalough are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.
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Sligo — 3 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Slieve League and Glencar Waterfall. Get in touch with nature at Eagles Flying and Knocknarea. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Donegal Castle (in Donegal Town), Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk) and Railway Museum & Railway Memorabilia (in Castlerea). The adventure continues: stroll through Strandhill Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeats's Grave.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sligo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Vale of Glendalough to Sligo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Sligo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 3 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Atlantic Way and Clonmacnoise. Get some historical perspective at King John's Castle and Oranmore Castle. When in Galway, make a side trip to see Sky Rd in Clifden, approximately Clifden away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, walk around Eyre Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary website.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get in touch with nature at Slea Head Drive and Dingle Peninsula. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gallarus Oratory and Inch Beach. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dingle travel site.

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 4 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Gap of Dunloe and Climbing Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ross Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Charles Fort (in Kinsale), Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, get outside with Ring of Kerry, delve into the mystery of Drombeg Stone Circle, and make a trip to Ladies' View.

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You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cobh.
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Cobh — 1 night

Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

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You can drive from Killarney to Cobh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Waterford.
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Waterford — 2 nights

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, and finally grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford online route planner.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 1 night

Marble City

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.
On the 13th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

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Getting from Waterford to Kilkenny by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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