28 days in Ireland Itinerary

28 days in Ireland Itinerary

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28 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Strokestown
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Killala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Cong
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Doolin
— 1 night
Travel:  1​h 30​min
8
Inisheer
— 1 day
Travel:  1​h 30​min
9
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Bunratty
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
11
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Waterford
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
16
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
17
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Guinness Storehouse, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, The Brazen Head, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Strokestown.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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hours
Strokestown

Strokestown ©
Strokestown, historically called Bellanamullia and Bellanamully, is a small town in County Roscommon, Ireland. Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum has been added to your itinerary.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Strokestown driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Strokestown in 2 hours. In June in Strokestown, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Killala.

Things to do in Strokestown

Museums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Killala

Killala ©
Killala is a village in County Mayo in Ireland, north of Ballina. For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Killala online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Strokestown to Killala takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Strokestown in June since evenings lows in Killala dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Killala

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killala Tower ©
Killala Tower
Rathfran Abbey ©
Rathfran Abbey

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 30th (Sat), explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Westport trip planner .

You can drive from Killala to Westport in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Killala in June, Westport is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cong.

Things to do in Westport

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

few
hours
Cong

Cong ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ashford Castle as well as The Quiet Man Museum. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle and then see the interesting displays at The Quiet Man Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cong trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Westport to Cong takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cong, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Cong

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
The Quiet Man Museum ©
The Quiet Man Museum

1
night
Galway

Galway
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.
For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Galway online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cong to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Galway are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toDoolin.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

1
night
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Doolin road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Doolin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Doolin sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Inisheer.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

1
day
Inisheer

Inisheer ©
O'Brien's Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Inishere Lighthouse, then explore the ancient world of St. Caomhan’s Church, then don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck, and finally explore the ancient world of O'Brien's Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inisheer online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Doolin to Inisheer with the Route module. July in Inisheer sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle

1
night
Doolin

Doolin
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Doolin road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inisheer to Doolin. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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hours
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dromoland Castle. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tee off at Dromoland Castle.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bunratty travel route builder .

You can drive from Doolin to Bunratty in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Bunratty

Golf Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Dromoland Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The White House Bar, King John's Castle and Get West. On the 5th (Thu), enjoy the dining and entertainment at Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Limerick travel itinerary planner.

Limerick is just a stone's throw from Bunratty. July in Limerick sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Get West ©
Get West
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet ©

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've now added Slea Head Drive to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Great Blasket Island and enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle travel route planning app .

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

2
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kissane Sheep Farm, Crowley's Bar and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and then join in the after-dark buzz at Crowley's Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Kissane Sheep Farm.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kenmare online trip planner .

Drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kissane Sheep Farm
Highlights from your plan
Kissane Sheep Farm ©
Kissane Sheep Farm
Crowley's Bar ©
Crowley's Bar

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dalton's Bar, Kinsale Regional Museum and Blarney Castle & Gardens. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum and then get a taste of local nightlife at Dalton's Bar.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale journey planner.

You can drive from Kenmare to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

2
nights
Waterford

Waterford ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterford Crystal, The Viking Triangle and Reginald's Tower. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Dungarvan Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Reginald's Tower, then make a trip to The Viking Triangle, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Waterford tour planning site .

Getting from Kinsale to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Waterford are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Dungarvan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dungarvan Castle ©
Dungarvan Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

3
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rothe House and Garden as well as Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle and then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

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

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Cobblestone, Newgrange and Jameson Distillery Bow St. Explore Dublin further: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin online trip builder .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kilkenny in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 51°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Dublin

Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newgrange
Highlights from your plan
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Newgrange ©
Newgrange

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