42 days in Ireland Itinerary

42 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

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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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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
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Dublin

— 5 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stop by Temple Bar, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Montreal in May, with highs in Dublin at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 4:

Wexford

— 4 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, have some family-friendly fun at 3D Archery Ireland, admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, and explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wexford online tour planner.

Getting from Dublin to Wexford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wexford, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Waterford (Waterford Greenway, John Condon Memorial, &more) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny online journey planner.

Getting from Wexford to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum & Charles Fort), Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Kenmare (Ring of Beara & St. Patrick's Church). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and hike along Beara Way.

Plan trip to Killarney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Dingle

— 5 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dingle journey planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Liscannor

— 3 nights
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Venture out of the city with trips to Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre). There's lots more to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, explore the striking landscape at The Burren, take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Liscannor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In June in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Galway

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and The Wormhole (in Inishmore). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, make a trip to Quay Street, get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, and stroll through Eyre Square.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galway vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Westport

— 5 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Achill Island (Deserted Village & Minaun), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, go for a walk through Downpatrick Head, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Westport trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy

— 5 nights
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Mamore Gap (in Clonmany), Carrick (Slieve League & Carrick River Walk) and Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations (in Malin Beg). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, take in nature's colorful creations at Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery, and take in the exciting artwork at The Art House Ireland Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Dunfanaghy trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dunfanaghy takes 3.5 hours. In July in Dunfanaghy, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.