47 days in Ireland Itinerary

47 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Kinsale
— 5 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Clifden
— 5 nights
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Sligo
— 6 nights
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Buncrana
— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Escape the urban bustle at Castle Barna Golf Club and Brittas Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Lough Owel (in Mullingar), Headfort Golf Club (in Kells) and Woodenbridge Golf Club (in Arklow). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, look for gifts at Oriental Rugs Dublin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Racing Tours Ireland, and contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Dublin is minus 10 hours. In October, Dublin is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 12:
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Must see
Guinness Storehouse
4.1
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Neighborhood
Temple Bar
3.7

5
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smithwick's Experience and Jerpoint Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Rothe House and Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford), Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & Reginald's Tower) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, look for gifts at Kittys cabin, play a few rounds at Tramore Golf Club, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny visit planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Religious Site
Jerpoint Abbey
4.4

5
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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Appreciate the collections at Cork City Gaol and Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. Head to Kinsale Crystal and Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsalefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), University College Cork (UCC) (in Cork) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, contemplate the long history of James Fort, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, and play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Charles Fort
4.6
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Religious Site
Cobh Cathedral
4.7

6
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step off the beaten path and head to Slea Head Drive and Inch Beach. Get some historical perspective at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Skellig Michael. Explore Dingle's surroundings by going to Banna Strand (in Tralee) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). And it doesn't end there: attend a concert at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop, head outdoors with Dingle Bay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dingle travel planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Slea Head Drive
5.0
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Must see
Inch Beach
4.7
Beach
Banna Strand
4.8

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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.
Shop till you drop at OMG Zhivago and The Celtic T Shirt Shop. National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Clonmacnoise are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch), Doolin Cave (in Doolin) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's much more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and stop by Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galway road trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Galway, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and O`Dalaigh Jewellers. Head to Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Cottage Handcraftsfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clifden: Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Westport (Derryaun Crafts, The Great Western Greenway, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Dog's Bay Beach, step into the grandiose world of Clifden Castle, stop by Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shop, and pick up some new knowledge with Connemara Blue.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Clifden trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Strandhill Beach and Narin Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Slieve League and Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre. Explore Sligo's surroundings by going to Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina), Kennedy of Ardara (in Ardara) and Donegal Town (Magee 1866 & Donegal Castle). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach, stop by Liber, steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sligo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Sligo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Sligo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

6
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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Relax by the water at Culdaff Beach and Five Fingers Strand. Explore hidden gems such as Glenevin Waterfall and Doagh Famine village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buncrana: Universal Books (in Letterkenny), Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross (in Culdaff) and Kinnagoe Bay (in Greencastle). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Mamore Gap, delve into the distant past at Grianan Of Aileach, play a few rounds at North West Golf Club, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Dunree Military Museum.

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You can drive from Sligo to Buncrana in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Golf Course
Ballyliffin Golf Club
4.8
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Historic Site
Doagh Famine village
4.6
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Waterfall
Glenevin Waterfall
4.6

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