47 days in Ireland Itinerary

47 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Train to Westport
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Doolin
— 5 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cobh
— 4 nights
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Waterford
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Westport

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: Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Achill Island (Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones & Minaun). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Croagh Patrick, admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Westport day trip website.

Seattle, USA to Westport is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get little chillier in Westport: highs are around 56°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

6
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cong (Ireland's School of Falconry & Royal Abbey of Cong) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, stroll through Salthill Beaches, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galway travel route website.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 25:

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Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg). Spend the 29th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Doolin tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Doolin sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Change things up with a short trip to Skellig Ring Scenic Drive in Portmagee (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 3rd (Thu) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online journey planner.

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum & Charles Fort). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney road trip planning website.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cobh.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

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Cobh

Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Go for a jaunt from Cobh to Midleton to see Birds of Prey Educational Centre about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, and see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cobh day trip website.

You can drive from Killarney to Cobh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Cobh

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Waterford

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waterford: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Saltee Islands, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Coumshingaun Lough, and see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Waterford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Waterford are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · 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 out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Kill to see Celtic Rider about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, visit Temple Bar, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip tool.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:

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.