29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland itinerary planner

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Bus to Sydney, Fly to Dublin
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Trim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Longford
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Drive to Killimer, Ferry to Tarbert, Drive to Dingle
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cobh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 6 nights
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Dublin

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 30-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Canberra to Dublin, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Dublin. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trim.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Trim

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Trim Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Priory of St. John The Baptist, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Wellington Memorial Monument, then experience rural life at Newgrange Farm, then pause for some photo ops at Newgrange, and finally make a trip to Slane Castle.

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Getting from Dublin to Trim by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Longford.

Things to do in Trim

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Longford

— 1 night
Longford is the county town of County Longford in Ireland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): walk around The Mall.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Longford trip maker.

You can drive from Trim to Longford in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Longford, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Galway.

Things to do in Longford

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Galway

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong, Ashford Castle, &more). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, make a trip to Quay Street, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Galway vacation planner.

You can drive from Longford to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Keep things going the next day: catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Doolin, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): cruise along Slea Head Drive, cruise along Dingle Peninsula, then take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Doolin to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ladies' View, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Killarney visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Cobh

— 3 nights
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Change things up with a short trip to Birds of Prey Educational Centre in Midleton (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, and make a trip to President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cobh road trip tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Cobh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cobh are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cobh

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Waterford

— 1 night
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, then look for gifts at BEBHINN, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip planner.

You can drive from Cobh to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Waterford are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 6 nights

Marble City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ferns Castle (in Ferns), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Cashel (Rock of Cashel, St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 29:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.