30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus
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Waterford
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Dublin — 6 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

Plan my day in Dublin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Lahore, Pakistan to Dublin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Dublin is minus 5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Lahore in December: highs in Dublin hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 16:

Kilkenny — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get outside with Hawkeye School of Falconry, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): learn insider's secrets on Royal Oak Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, and finally walk around Kilkenny Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Waterford.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Waterford — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waterford: Ring of Hook (in New Ross), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Loftus Hall (in Hook Head). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, and get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Waterford trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.
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Side Trips

Liscannor — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, take in the exciting artwork at Foust Gallery, then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard, then stroll around Burren National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Liscannor day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Galway — 4 nights

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: Cong (Ireland's School of Falconry & Royal Abbey of Cong), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. And it doesn't end there: trot along with Castlefergus Equestrian, explore the activities along Galway Bay, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Liscannor to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Liscannor in December, you will find days in Galway are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Westport.
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Westport — 2 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 28th (Wed), browse the different shops at Mcloughlins Bookshop, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then stop by Westport Cruises, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Loch Measc Distillery, and finally experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Westport trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Westport are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
Side Trips

Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Dick Macks Brewhouse, and take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Westport to Dingle in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Westport in December; daily highs in Dingle reach 12°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Spas
Side Trips

Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Spas (in Kenmare) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, and cruise along Ring of Kerry.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Kinsale.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas
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Kinsale — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinsale: Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Cobh (President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

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Drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Kinsale are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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