32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland journey planner
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Wexford
— 2 nights
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Cobh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Bus to County Clare, Doolin Pier ->NE, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mayfield Birds of Prey and Kilfane Waterfall and Glen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hawkeye School of Falconry and Devil's Bit. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Devil's Bit Pony Trekking (in Templemore), St. Declan's Way (in Tipperary) and Slieve Bloom Mountains (in Kinnitty). There's still lots to do: trek along The Barrow Way, take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), admire the natural beauty at Woodstock House and Gardens, and explore the historical opulence of Ormond Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kilkenny trip simple and quick.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kilkenny is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Kilkenny is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect nights in Kilkenny to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wexford.
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Wexford — 2 nights

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Bull Ring and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Baginbun Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Colclough Walled Garden, then take a memorable drive along Ring of Hook, and finally go for a walk through Kilmore Quay Harbour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wexford day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Wexford are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cobh.
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Cobh — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Titanic Experience Cobh and Will and Away. Escape the urban bustle at Glenbower Wood and Youghal Heritage Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Cobh side-trips: St. Mary's Collegiate Church (in Youghal), Ballynamona Beach (in Midleton) and Ballyquin Beach (in Ardmore). There's much more to do: cast your line with Eire Bass, take in the awesome beauty at Corrin Hill, appreciate the history behind Lusitania Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cobh trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Cobh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cobh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Killarney Falconry and The Ewe Experience. Take a break from the city and head to Torc Mountain Walk and Healy Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Tralee (Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park, Tralee Town Park, &more), Kenmare (Old Kenmare Road & Reenagross Park) and Glengariff Woods (in Glengarriff). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, take in the awesome beauty at Carrantoohil, experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm, and explore the activities along Lough Leane.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cobh to Killarney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Glanteenassig Wood. Take a break from the city and head to Glenteenassig Forest Park and Kingdom Falconry. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Blasket Islands, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, contemplate the waterfront views at Brandon Creek, and play a few rounds at Castlegregory Golf Links.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel 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. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kilkee Blue Flag Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kilkee Beach, don't miss a visit to The Pollock Holes, then explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Spanish Point Beach.

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

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Liscannor are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 3 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School and Kilmurvey Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, and hike along The Wormhole.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inishmore route builder site.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Westport.
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Westport — 3 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Lost Valley and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get outdoors at Drummindoo Stud and Silver Strand. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane), Renvyle Beach (in Renvyle) and Letterfrack (Diamond Hill & Lettergesh Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Wild Nephin National Park - Ballycroy Visitor Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dugort Beach, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Westport route builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Westport are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Distillery Tours and Curraghduff Farm. Get in touch with nature at Ireland West Tours and Doo Lough Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Glengowla Mines & Family Farm Experience (in Oughterard), The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna) and Cong (Zipline, Royal Abbey of Cong, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, relax in the rural setting at Rathbaun Farm, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galway online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dublin Mountains and BargeTrip. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: The Island Golf Club (in Donabate), Wicklow (Blessington Lakes, The European Club, &more) and Howth Hills (in Howth). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bray Head, admire the landmark architecture of Samuel Beckett Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning app.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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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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