32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland planner
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Fly
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Dublin
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus
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Waterford
— 3 nights
Drive
4
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
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Dublin — 7 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

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Lahore, Pakistan to Dublin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lahore to Dublin. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lahore in December: highs in Dublin hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:

Kilkenny — 3 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.
Step out of Kilkenny to go to Carlow and see Royal Oak Distillery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and stop by Patrick Donald Photography Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Waterford.
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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 Waterford's surroundings by going to Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas), Ring of Hook (in New Ross) and Loftus Hall (in Hook Head). There's lots more to do: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, pause for some photo ops at Thomas Francis Meagher statue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Waterford holiday planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Waterford by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Waterford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Liscannor.
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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Foust Gallery, then look for gifts at Donogh O'Loghlin, then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at The Farmyard, walk around Burren National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip maker website.

You can drive from Waterford to Liscannor in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Ennis Friary (in Ennis) and Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, explore the activities along Galway Bay, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and walk around Eyre Square.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip website.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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 little chillier (8°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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 30th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Mcloughlins Bookshop, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, then choose your vessel at Westport Cruises, and finally admire the natural beauty at Westport House. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, and then relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) 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 enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle travel planning tool.

Getting from Westport to Dingle by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Westport in December, with highs in Dingle at 12°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Holy Cross Church (in Kenmare). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get outside with Ring of Kerry, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Killarney sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kinsale.
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Cobh (President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kinsale day trip app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough 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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