20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Rosslare
— 2 nights
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Wicklow
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Kinsale
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Rosslare — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, then admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, then examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle. On the next day, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Wells House & Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rosslare road trip planner.

London, UK to Rosslare is an approximately 9-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Rosslare can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wicklow.
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Wicklow — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Powerscourt Waterfall, explore the world behind art at Russborough House & Park, and then hike along The Wicklow Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then admire the natural beauty at Mount Usher Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glendalough Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wicklow road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rosslare to Wicklow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rosslare in May since evenings lows in Wicklow dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 3 nights

Marble City

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Reginald's Tower, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, &more) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kilkenny Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Valerie Walshe Contemporary, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wicklow to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Limerick.
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Limerick — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Castlefergus Equestrian and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Coolwater Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Limerick in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Limerick are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 3 nights

City of the Tribes

Step out of Galway with an excursion to Ireland's School of Falconry in Cong--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at The Woollen Market, hike along Hag's Head, stroll through Burren way, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kilkee Cliff Walk, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 3 nights

Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Muckross House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney tour planning tool.

You can drive from Liscannor to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.
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Kinsale — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Koko. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Oceanaddicts, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally surround yourself with nature on Kinsale Nature and Maritime Walking Tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Kinsale sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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County Wicklow travel guide

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Garden of Ireland
Referred to as The Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow presents a pleasant change of pace and scenery from nearby Dublin. Hugging the east coast just south of the capital city, the county encourages visitors to engage with nature. Discover an impressive mountain range, thick woodlands, and the scenic coastline. The Wicklow Way, the most popular walking route in Ireland, winds 132 km (82 mi) from the suburbs of Dublin to County Carlow in the south.
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