21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Let the collections at Hook Lighthouse and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Curracloe Beach and Irish National Heritage Park. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Aidan's Cathedral (in Enniscorthy), Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wexford holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Wexford is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Wexford. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for little chillier days in Wexford, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse, Loftus Hall
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Park. Appreciate the collections at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Christ Church Cathedral & Reginald's Tower). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, explore the galleries of Butler Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip builder.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Head to The Carol Cronin Gallery and Dingle Crystalfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Killarney National Park in Killarney (about 1h 35 min away). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, stop by Dingle Record Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

4
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.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Burren Perfumery or Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: The Burren (in Corofin) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, and stop by Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burren Perfumery, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Popular historic sites such as Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Castle are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Grafton Street, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

Similar Plans

23 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Ireland, Belfast & Bushmills BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Scotland & Ireland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans