36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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36 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Westport
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Donegal Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
7
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Kenmare
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Dublin is known for breweries, museums, sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, browse the exhibits of James Joyce Cultural Centre, don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Waterford) and Horseback Riding Tours (in New Ross). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lough Gill, look for gifts at Darcys Treasures, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Doolin (Irish Crafts & Clare Coastal Walk Project). Spend the 23rd (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, identify plant and animal life at Connemara National Park, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Doolin, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
The Burren ©
The Burren

6
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Achill Island (Deserted Village & Keem Bay) and Ballina (Rosserk Friary, Belleek Castle Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, get in on the family fun at Westport House & Gardens, head off the coast to Clare Island, and grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Westport trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Galway in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Westport: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballina, County Mayo, Achill Island, National Famine Monument, Michael Davitt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields

4
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Explore Donegal Town's surroundings by going to Creevy Coastal Path (in Rossnowlagh), Horseback Riding Tours (in Dunlewey), Sandfield Pitch & Putt (in Ardara), Cruit Island Golf Club (in Kincasslagh) and Slieve League (in Carrick). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sea Arch and pause for some photo ops at Rory Gallagher Statue.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Donegal Town vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Donegal Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Rory Gallagher Statue, Creevy Coastal Path, Great Pollet Sea Arch, Glenveagh National Park
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Cruit Island Golf Club ©
Cruit Island Golf Club

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buncrana: Dunfanaghy (Jaws Watersports, Hornhead Loop, & more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Mamore Gap, browse the collection at Free Wee Library, explore the historical opulence of O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Buncrana.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buncrana trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Donegal Town to Buncrana. In October, daily temperatures in Buncrana can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Mamore Gap
Highlights from your plan
Jaws Watersports ©
Jaws Watersports
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Narosa ©
Narosa

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Castlegregory Golf Club in Castlegregory--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: get great views at Brian de Staic Jeweller, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dingle travel itinerary creator.

Explore your travel options from Buncrana to Dingle with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Castlegregory Golf Links, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

4
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kenmare: Killarney (Killarney National Park & Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Blueberry Hill Farm (in Sneem) and Derrynane Beach (in Caherdaniel). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beara Way Walk, play a few rounds at Kenmare Golf Club, and admire the artistry at Art & Mor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare holiday planner.

Drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Killarney, Blueberry Hill Farm, Derrynane Beach, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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