42 days in Ireland Itinerary

42 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Wexford
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Carrick-on-Shannon
— 4 nights
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Sligo
— 4 nights
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Clifden
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Waterville
— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Brittas Bay and Portmarnock Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Carlingford to Omeath Greenway (in Carlingford) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, look for gifts at Decent Cigar Emporium, walk around St Stephens Green, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin travel route site.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception. Appreciate the collections at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker (in Shillelagh) and Kia Ora Mini Farm (in Gorey). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Wexford road trip site.

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Wexford. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bishop's Palace and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. For shopping fun, head to Reginald's Tower or Kilkenny Crystal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Rathwood (in Tullow) and Cashel (Hore Abbey & Rock of Cashel). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, and walk around Kilkenny Castle.

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You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Carrick-on-Shannon.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

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Carrick-on-Shannon

Carrick-on-Shannon ©
Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Parke's Castle. Explore Carrick-on-Shannon's surroundings by going to St Mel's Cathedral (in Longford) and Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Costello Memorial Chapel, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Shed Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carrick-on-Shannon trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Carrick-on-Shannon by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in June since evenings lows in Carrick-on-Shannon dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Carrick-on-Shannon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glencar Waterfall ©
Glencar Waterfall
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre ©
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Donegal Castle and Belleek Castle Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Knocknarea and Glencar Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sligo: Eddie Doherty Tweed (in Ardara) and Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, stop by Michael Quirke - Wood Carver, don't miss a visit to Sligo Abbey, and stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Carrick-on-Shannon to Sligo takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sligo when traveling from Carrick-on-Shannon in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

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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.
Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and The Quay Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at O`Dalaigh Jewellers and Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clifden: Parade (in Newport), Westport (The Great Western Greenway, Derryaun Crafts, &more) and Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, stop by Connemara Blue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach.

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

Getting from Sligo to Clifden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Salthill Promenade and Poulnabrone Dolmen are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild Atlantic Way and Hillwalk Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Burren Perfumery (in Carran), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). Spend the 8th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum and don't miss a visit to Eyre Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway journey planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Burren ©
The Burren
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ross Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Charles Fort and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: The English Market (in Cork), Inch Beach (in Inch) and Dingle Crystal (in Dingle). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Killarney tour planner.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Waterville.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ballycarbery Castle and Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church. Allihies Copper Mine Museum and The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Waterville to go to Castlecove and see Staigue Fort, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach, stop by Skelligs Chocolate Co., tee off at Waterville Golf Links, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Waterville trip builder.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Waterville takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Waterville are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterville

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Skelligs Chocolate Co. ©
Skelligs Chocolate Co.
Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs ©
Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs

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