42 days in Ireland Itinerary

42 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Sligo
— 6 nights
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Clifden
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny
— 7 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Waterville
— 5 nights

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Dublin

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.
Visit Brittas Bay and Portmarnock Beach for some beach relaxation. Guinness Storehouse and Powerscourt Gardens and House will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Blackbird Books (in Navan) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's much more to do: make a trip to Temple Bar, look for gifts at Decent Cigar Emporium, browse the different shops at Fallon & Byrne, and explore the wide array of goods at Brown Thomas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Donegal Castle and Belleek Castle Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre and Eddie Doherty Tweed. Explore Sligo's surroundings by going to Slieve League (in Carrick), Lough Key Forest and Activity Park (in Boyle) and Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, make a trip to Lough Eske, and take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sligo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Sligo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in June since evenings lows in Sligo dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

5
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Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Quay Gallery. Shop till you drop at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Cottage Handcrafts. Get out of town with these interesting Clifden side-trips: The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House (in Westport) and Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, stop by Avoca Letterfrack, enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Clifden Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Clifden online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

5
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Galway

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wild Atlantic Way and Burren Birds of Prey Centre. Popular historic sites such as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Salthill Promenade are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Hazel Mountain Chocolates (in Bell Harbour), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Burren Perfumery (in Carran). Spend the 2nd (Sun) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, walk around Eyre Square, and explore the ancient world of Tyrone House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Galway road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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Kilkenny

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.
For shopping fun, head to Reginald's Tower or Rathwood. Let the collections at Hook Lighthouse and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Wells House & Gardens (in Gorey), Cashel (Hore Abbey & Rock of Cashel) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, Head underground at Dunmore Cave, and stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Galway in July, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

5
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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blarney Castle & Gardens and Charles Fort. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ross Castle and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Dingle Crystal (in Dingle) and Inch Beach (in Inch). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Waterville.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©

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Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Popular historic sites such as Skellig Michael and Derrynane House are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Ring of Kerry and Skelligs Chocolate Co.. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waterville: Ballycarbery Castle (in Cahersiveen), Dursey Island (in Crookhaven) and Issie's Handmade Chocolate (in Castletownbere). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach, stop by Skellig Gift Store, tee off at Waterville Golf Links, and get engrossed in the history at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterville journey maker website.

You can drive from Killarney to Waterville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach

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