28 days in Ireland Itinerary

28 days in Ireland Itinerary

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28 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  2 h
1
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 5 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
5
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
6
Westport
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Winnipeg

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and Hook Lighthouse. 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), Wells House & Gardens (in Gorey), Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey and steep yourself in history at The Bull Ring.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wexford tour planner.

Dublin to Wexford is an approximately 2-hour car. In July, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Loftus Hall, Hook Lighthouse, Wells House & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

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.
Kilkenny Castle and Rock of Cashel will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rothe House and Garden and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Reginald's Tower (in Waterford), Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village) and Clonea Beach (in Dungarvan). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Waterford, Clonea Beach, Cahir Castle, Rock of Cashel, Wicklow Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Blarney Castle & Gardens and Muckross Abbey for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Ross Castle. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Inch Beach (in Inch) and Barleycove Beach (in Schull). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney vacation builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barleycove Beach, Inch Beach, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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.
Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Salthill Promenade for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach. Spend the 19th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, make a trip to Eyre Square, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hillwalk Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Galway, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Lahinch Beach, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, stop by Mary O'Flaherty, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and finally contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kilmurvey Beach and then hike along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

8
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get some cultural insight at Ceide Fields and Belleek Castle Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Keem Bay and Drummindoo Stud. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre (in Foxford), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Strandhill Beach (in Strandhill) and Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery (in Sligo). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey, find something for the whole family at Westport House & Gardens, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport custom trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

County Mayo, Sligo, Foxford, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Keem Bay
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach and then see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Westport to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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