22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kilkenny
— 4 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. Popular historic sites such as Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and Irish National Heritage Park are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Aidan's Cathedral (in Enniscorthy), Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach and steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Wexford trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Wexford is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Wexford due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Wexford are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Loftus Hall, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilkenny Castle and Rothe House and Garden. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jerpoint Park and Christ Church Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Reginald's Tower, & more) and Edmund Rice Heritage Centre (in Callan). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, have a few drinks at Brewery Corner, and look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Great Blasket Island and Gallarus Oratory will appeal to history buffs. 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: shop like a local with The Carol Cronin Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dingle holiday planner.

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, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Escape the urban bustle at Cliffs of Moher and Salthill Beaches. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to The Burren (in Corofin) and Burren Perfumery (in Carron). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park and stop by Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway custom trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burren Perfumery, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren National Park
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Appreciate the collections at Chester Beatty Library and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Grafton Street, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, and contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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