30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 6 nights
Train
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Galway
— 4 nights
Train
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Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Bus
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Killarney
— 4 nights
Train
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Cork
— 4 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 2 nights
Train
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Kilkenny
— 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Irish Military War Museum & Family Park and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Get some historical perspective at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre and Castletown House. Venture out of the city with trips to Maynooth Castle (in Maynooth) and St Peter's Church (in Drogheda). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, explore the galleries of Richmond Barracks, explore the ancient world of Monasterboice Monastic Site, and get advice or help at National Library of Ireland.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning website.

Kelowna, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kelowna to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Abbey of Cong and Kilmacduagh Tower. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Distillery Tours and Athenry Castle. Step out of Galway to go to Cong and see The Quiet Cailin Studios, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, relax in the rural setting at Rathbaun Farm, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll through Salthill Beaches.

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You can take a train from Dublin to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.
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Limerick — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, and then make a trip to Saint Munchin's Catholic Church.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick tour itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Galway to Limerick in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Minard Castle and St James' Church. Riasc and St. Mary's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Rahinnane Castle, identify plant and animal life at Celtic Nature Walking Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Atlantach, and examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dingle vacation planner.

Drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 4 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mary's Cathedral and Gougane Barra Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ardfert Cathedral and St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Dooks Golf Club (in Glenbeigh) and Tralee (St. John's Church & Banna Strand). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company.

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

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. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Cork.
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Cork — 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nano Nagle Place and St. Mary's Collegiate Church. Visit Drombeg Stone Circle and St Declan's Well and Oratory for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Clonakilty Distillery (in Clonakilty), Kinsale Mead Co (in Kinsale) and Ardmore Round Tower (in Ardmore). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, boost your wellbeing at Escape Spa, and stop by Paul Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Killarney to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Waterford.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, then enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at The Treatment Suites. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Waterford trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cork to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Waterford sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Jerpoint Abbey. Explore hidden gems such as Cahir Castle and Medieval Mile Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hore Abbey (in Cashel), Rock of Dunamase (in Portlaoise) and Altamont Gardens (in Tullow). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, look for gifts at The Wine Centre, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny sightseeing planning site.

You can take a train from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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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