20 days in Ireland & Portrush Itinerary

20 days in Ireland & Portrush Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Portrush, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 day
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luttrellstown Castle Resort. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and then make a trip to Merrion Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, and then play a few rounds at Luttrellstown Castle Resort.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip website.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Dublin is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at St. Gobban's Church, then explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, and finally play a few rounds at Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Causeway Coastal Route and then kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portrush trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Portrush takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Galway.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links ©
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island & The Great Western Greenway) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, walk around Barna Woods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and stroll through Eyre Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary website.

Getting from Portrush to Galway by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Galway when traveling from Portrush in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, and finally catch a live event at Thomond Park Stadium.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Limerick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Limerick sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

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Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at Kerry Woollen Mills, then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney journey builder site.

Drive from Limerick to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory and then get outside with Slea Head Drive.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dingle travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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Kinsale, Ireland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then examine the collection at West Cork Model Railway Village, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Inchydoney Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at James Fort, then tee off at Old Head Golf Links, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kinsale trip app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©

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.
You've now added Powerscourt Gardens and House to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Waterford (John Condon Memorial & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny tour itinerary app.

Drive from Kinsale to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

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