30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland journey planner

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Westport
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Westport
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and finally admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, experience rural life at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, and then stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Westport road trip planning app.

Washington, USA to Westport is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Westport. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Washington in June: highs in Westport hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kilmurvey Beach, look for gifts at Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta.

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

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 6th (Mon), tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then appreciate the history behind The Great Hunger Memorial, and finally head off the coast to Scattery Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then enjoy some diversion at Castlefergus Equestrian.

Plan trip to Doolin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Inishmore to Doolin by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Galway

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong) and Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, walk around Eyre Square, head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, and kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip planner.

Getting from Doolin to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 13th (Mon) at Skellig Michael. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dingle vacation planning site.

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow), Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Muckross House and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary website.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Kinsale

— 2 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, stop by Tregan Craft Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Annie Moore Monument, pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial, and then stroll around President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kinsale sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kilkenny

— 3 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 Waterford (Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Reginald's Tower, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip tool.

Getting from Kinsale to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Wexford

— 2 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, then examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and finally go for a walk through Kilmore Quay Harbour. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Ring of Hook, then steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, and then step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford tour website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Dublin

— 5 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, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, and visit Temple Bar.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wexford to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Wexford in June, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

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.