29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  13 h
1
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Waterville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Dublin
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and Quay Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: King John's Castle (in Limerick), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to Galway is an approximately 13- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Galway. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Galway to be a bit cooler, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John's Castle, Castlefergus Equestrian, Cliffs of Moher, Tyrone House
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore hidden gems such as The Great Western Greenway and Sky Rd. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: O`Dalaigh Jewellers (in Clifden) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Westport tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Waterville.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Clifden, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

3
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skellig Michael and The Atlantic Telegraph Waterville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waterville: Dursey Island (in Crookhaven) and Allihies Copper Mine Trail (in Allihies). There's much more to do: cruise along Ring of Kerry, look for gifts at Skelligs Chocolate Co., and head outdoors with Skellig Ring Scenic Drive.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Waterville trip planner.

Getting from Westport to Waterville by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Waterville can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterville

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Kerry, Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, Dursey Island, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Allihies Copper Mine Trail
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive ©
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

4
nights
Dingle

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dingle Peninsula. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip maker.

Traveling by car from Waterville to Dingle takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Dingle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, Dun Chaoin Pier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

4
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Ladies' View. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilrush (Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre & Scattery Island) and Glengarriff (The Ewe Experience & Garinish Island). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Killarney day trip tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Kilrush, Glengarriff, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

3
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spike Island and Cobh Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre, deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC), pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, and take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cork online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre

2
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.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Bru na Boinne. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Phoenix Park, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

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Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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