57 days in Ireland Itinerary

57 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Vale of Glendalough
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Vale of Glendalough
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cashel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cobh
— 2 nights
Train
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burren National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Doolin
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 5 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 19 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tarbert
— 1 night
Drive
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Portmagee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Limerick
— 1 night
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Vale of Glendalough

— 2 nights
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
On the 2nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park. On the next day, see human ingenuity at work at Vartry Reservoir, see the top attractions with Vagabond Tours, and then admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral.

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East London, South Africa to Vale of Glendalough is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from East London to Vale of Glendalough, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from East London in June: highs in Vale of Glendalough hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then stroll through Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny attractions site.

You can drive from Vale of Glendalough to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Cashel

— 2 nights
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village, then steep yourself in history at Rock of Cashel, and finally explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Mitchelstown Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, then admire the striking features of Swiss Cottage, and finally make a trip to Cahir Abbey.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Cashel online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cashel in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cashel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Waterford

— 2 nights
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.
On the 8th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Ballyhack Castle, enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, and finally step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Mount Congreve House and Gardens, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Waterford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cashel to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cobh

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, capture your vacation like a pro with Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours, then examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, and finally appreciate the history behind Annie Moore Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fota House & Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Lusitania Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cobh trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Cobh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cobh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Cobh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then stop by The Fair Alternative, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork travel route builder website.

Drive from Cobh to Cork in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 14th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle travel planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Burren National Park.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Burren National Park

— 1 night
The Burren National Park, located in the south-eastern corner of the Burren, Co Clare is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Burren National Park trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Burren National Park in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Burren National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Doolin

— 5 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Kilrush (Vandeleur Walled Garden, Scattery Island, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, stroll through Fanore Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Doolin Garden and Nursery.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Doolin online route planner.

Traveling by car from Burren National Park to Doolin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

Inishmore

— 4 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Doolin to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Inishmore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Westport

— 5 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Joyce Country Sheepdogs (in Shanafaraghaun). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick, tour the pleasant surroundings at Westport House, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

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Getting from Inishmore to Westport by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In June in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Galway

— 19 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Woodville Walled Garden (in Kilchreest), Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal) and Cong (Ashford Castle, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, trot along with Knockillaree Riding Centre, examine the collection at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, and gain some tasty knowledge on Micil Distillery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 19:

Dublin

— 3 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: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin vacation builder app.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tarbert.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Tarbert

— 1 night
Tarbert is a town in the north of County Kerry, with woodland to the south and the Shannon estuary to the north. For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tarbert planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Tarbert takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tarbert are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Portmagee on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Tarbert

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Portmagee

— 2 nights
Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): play a few rounds at Waterville Golf Links, kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Mick O'Dwyer Statue. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portmagee online journey planner.

Getting from Tarbert to Portmagee by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Portmagee, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Portmagee

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum, and then paddle through the water with Get West.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Limerick day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Portmagee to Limerick takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.

County Kerry travel guide

4.5
National Parks · Gardens · Scenic Drive
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.