29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

Make it your trip
+2
Bus to Ocala, Shuttle to Orlando, Fly to Dublin
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cork
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Kenmare
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive
6
Dublin
— 2 nights
+2
Fly to Orlando, Shuttle to Sleep Inn, Bus to Gainesville

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Dublin

— 6 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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, and steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder website.

Gainesville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gainesville to Dublin is 5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Gainesville in December: highs in Dublin hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, and finally take in the views from Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cork

— 5 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.
Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), Cobh (President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more) and Kinsale (Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, Rohan Reilly Photography, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, examine the collection at Butter Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral.

Plan a trip to Cork easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Kenmare

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kenmare: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Bantry Market (in Bantry) and St. Gobnait's Monastic Site (in Ballyvourney). Spend a day of island exploring on the 26th (Sun) at Skellig Michael. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, make a trip to Staigue Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, and take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass.

Make your Kenmare itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cork to Kenmare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Galway

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Westport (Westport House, The Great Western Greenway, &more), Corofin (Burren National Park & The Farmyard) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, get outside with Outdoor Activities, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and see the interesting displays at The Quiet Man Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Galway driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Galway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kenmare in December; daily highs in Galway reach 45°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Dublin

— 2 nights

Fair City

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then make a trip to Grafton Street, and finally appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue. On your second day here, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.