35 days in Ireland Itinerary

35 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Westport
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 5 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Hill of Tara (Temair). Visit St. Michan's Church and Bru na Boinne for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Trim (Trim Castle & St Mary's Abbey). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Westport

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
For shopping fun, head to The Quay Gallery or Lavelle Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Ionad Deirbhile - Eachleim Heritage Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Sky Rd (in Clifden), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Monk's Fishing House (in Cong). There's much more to do: cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Westport road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

4
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Galway

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.
Get some cultural insight at Clonmacnoise and Dromoland Castle. Get in touch with nature at Doolin Cave and Burren Birds of Prey Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Burren Perfumery (in Carran), Athlone Castle Visitor Centre (in Athlone) and King John's Castle (in Limerick). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and delve into the distant past at Tyrone House.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Galway vacation planning website.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory. Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Cahergall Fort in Cahersiveen--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and pause for some serene contemplation at St James' Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Kerry Cliffs and Gleninchaquin Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Garinish Island (in Glengarriff), Healy Pass (in Adrigole) and Rossbeigh Beach (in Glenbeigh). And it doesn't end there: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, make a trip to Ladies' View, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and stop by Skelligs Chocolate Co..

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary maker 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. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Cork

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.
Visiting Inchydoney Beach and Spike Island will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cobh Cathedral and Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), West Cork Model Railway Village (in Clonakilty) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, look for all kinds of wild species at Glenbower Wood, and stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork trip maker tool.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Kilkenny

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cahir Castle and Hore Abbey. Step out of the city life by going to Castlecomer Discovery Park and Nore Valley Walking Route. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Bishop's Palace, &more), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, steep yourself in history at Hall of the Vicars Choral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, and make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip app.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.