19 days in Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kinsale
— 2 nights
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
4
Cong
— 1 night
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
7
Dublin
— 6 nights

2
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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Annie Moore Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Kinsale visit planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Kinsale is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Kinsale. Traveling from Cape Town in May, things will get little chillier in Kinsale: highs are around 16°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cobh
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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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 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, visit Killarney Falconry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, trot along with a tour on horseback, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle attractions planning website.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cong.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

1
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Cong

Cong ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, then contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong, then get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cong trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Dingle to Cong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
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Ireland's School of Falconry ©
Ireland's School of Falconry
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then look for gifts at Kenny Woollen Mills & Lahinch Art Gallery, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip builder.

Drive from Cong to Liscannor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenny Woollen Mills & Lahinch Art Gallery, Scattery Island, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Burren National Park
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Kilkenny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Kells Priory
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures

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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: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

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You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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