25 days in Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Ireland Itinerary

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25 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Bus:  35 h
1
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Inch
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll get in some beach time at Barleycove Beach and Banna Strand. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blarney Castle & Gardens and Muckross Abbey. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney custom trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Killarney is an approximately 35-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Killarney to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inch.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barleycove Beach, Banna Strand, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach

2
nights
Inch

Inch ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Inch takes 1.5 hours. September in Inch sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Inch

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Conor Pass
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Lahinch Beach and Salthill Beaches. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Salthill Promenade. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Liscannor (Hag's Head & Cliffs of Moher) and Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre (in Lisdoonvarna). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, browse the exhibits of Galway Arts Centre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hillwalk Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inch to Galway takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor, The Burren Smokehouse,, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Lahinch Beach
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilkenny Castle and Rock of Cashel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford (Reginald's Tower & Christ Church Cathedral). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Waterford, Kells Priory, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. You'll get in some beach time at Curracloe Beach and Ballinoulart Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Irish National Heritage Park and Saltee Islands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wexford: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wexford vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Hook Lighthouse, Saltee Islands, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. You'll explore and learn at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and National Gallery of Ireland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, examine the collection at Chester Beatty Library, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Wexford to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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