32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Sligo
— 1 night
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Westport
— 1 night
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Limerick
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Waterford
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Dublin

— 6 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.
You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple Bar and Chester Beatty. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Dublinia, examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and wander the streets of Grafton Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin journey planner.

Hobart, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hobart in November, with highs in Dublin at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:

Sligo

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Sligo Abbey, then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sligo trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Dublin to Sligo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Sligo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and finally look for gifts at Parade.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Westport vacation tool.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sligo in November, Westport is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Ireland's School of Falconry and Salthill Promenade. Visiting Wild Atlantic Way and Doolin Cave will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Sky Rd (in Clifden), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Dog's Bay Beach (in Roundstone). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lahinch Beach, explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, tee off at Dromoland Castle, and then explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at Skellig Michael and Fiadh Woven Design. Get in touch with nature at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Limerick to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Dingle are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Muckross Abbey for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Banna Strand (in Tralee) and Skelligs Chocolate Co. (in Ballinskelligs). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip site.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

Cork

— 3 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cork City Gaol and St. Anne's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nano Nagle Place and Charles Fort. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty), Kinsale (Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance & Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre) and Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story (in Cobh). There's more to do: look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills and hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cork driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Waterford

— 2 nights
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 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hawkeye School of Falconry, explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle, then enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Woodstown Strand, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Waterford trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cork to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medieval Mile Museum and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Hore Abbey and Jerpoint Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, stroll through Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

Planning Kilkenny trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

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.