27 days in Ireland Itinerary

27 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland sightseeing planner

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Wexford
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 4 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.
You've added Walking tours, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, Trinity College Dublin, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like 14 Henrietta Street and GPO Museum. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Cliff Walk Car Park Bray in Bray, approximately Bray away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Wexford on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Wexford

— 4 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Step off the beaten path and head to Tacumshane Windmill and Keyser's Lane. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Iberius Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Slade Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wexford trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December in Wexford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Kilkenny

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Medieval Mile Museum and Smithwick's Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas), Tramore Beach (in Tramore) and Waterford (King of the Vikings & Reginald's Tower). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planning app.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Cork

— 3 nights

Rebel City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nano Nagle Place and Cork City Gaol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral & Titanic Experience Cobh) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at The English Market, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and look for gifts at Blarney Chocolate Factory.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cork, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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 St. Mary's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kerry Way, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney visit site.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Killarney are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dingle Peninsula and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers, get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventry Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle driving holiday planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Liscannor

— 1 night
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. On the 22nd (Tue), get great views at Cliffs of Moher, join in the after-dark buzz at Moher Cottage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, and finally appreciate the history behind Willie Clancy Statue.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Galway

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and Glendeer Pet Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara) and Woodville Walled Garden (in Kilchreest). There's much more to do: make a trip to Quay Street, walk around Rinville Park, look for gifts at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

Before you visit Galway, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Liscannor to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Westport

— 3 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Westport House and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. There's lots more to do: hike along Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, delve into the distant past with Clew Bay Heritage Centre, try out the rides at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, and stop by Marlene's Chocolate Haven.

Plan a Westport trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Westport are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Trails

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.