32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner
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Fly to Cork, Bus to Blarney
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Blarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— 7 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
Bus to County Clare, Doolin Pier ->NE, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Donegal Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Letterkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus
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Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Blarney — 2 nights

A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
On the 4th (Sun), look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills, don't miss a visit to Blarney Stone, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then stop by Blarney Chocolate Factory, and finally don't miss a visit to Lime Kiln. On the next day, have fun at Blackwater Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Doneraile Wildlife Park, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Donkey Sanctuary.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Blarney online journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Blarney is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Blarney to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 1 night

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 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Fota Wildlife Park, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. On the next day, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, and finally gain insight at University College Cork (UCC).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cork online itinerary maker.

Cork is just a short distance from Blarney. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 7 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Sun) at Skellig Michael. There's much more to do: make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip tool.

Getting from Cork to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Killarney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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 September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liscannor.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Liscannor

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 16th (Fri): look for gifts at The Rock Shop, relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Liscannor are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 2 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Galway.
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Galway — 2 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.
On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Donegal Town.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Donegal Town — 2 nights

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeats's Grave, then don't miss a visit to Sligo Abbey, and finally explore the ancient world of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. On the next day, make a trip to Lough Eske and then don't miss a visit to Barnesmore Gap.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Donegal Town day trip site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Donegal Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Donegal Town when traveling from Galway in September, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Letterkenny.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Letterkenny — 2 nights

As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Arena 7 Entertainment Complex. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Letterkenny trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Donegal Town to Letterkenny by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and then play a few rounds at Kilkenny Golf Club.

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You can drive from Letterkenny to Kilkenny in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Waterford.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mount Congreve House and Gardens, then take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Viking Triangle, then contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterford trip builder tool.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 5 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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Waterford to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

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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