22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
1
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Dubai

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.
Bring the kids along to Kilkenny Castle and Curracloe Beach. Get some historical perspective at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and Loftus Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Irish National Heritage Park, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kilkenny is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Kilkenny, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Kilkenny at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

County Wexford, Hook Lighthouse, Loftus Hall, Curracloe Beach, Ferns Castle
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, make a trip to Blarney Stone, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fota Wildlife Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Cork vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

7
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll get in some beach time at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Get some historical perspective at St.James Church and Great Blasket Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Killarney (Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, & more). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilmalkedar Church, and stop by Dingle Crystal.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dingle vacation trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): meet the residents at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Burren and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Liscannor online itinerary creator.

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Liscannor sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahinch, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Malahide Castle in Malahide, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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