29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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29 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  28​h
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
+2
train + taxi + ferry:  5​h
2
Inishmore
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + train:  5​h
3
Bunratty
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Ireland and Temple Bar. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin journey maker app .

Brisbane, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in Dublin are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along The Wormhole, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inishmore trip site .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry from Dublin to Inishmore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Doughmore Bay and Fanore Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Quin Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Bunratty side-trips: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bunratty trip builder tool .

Do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train from Inishmore to Bunratty in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bunratty can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Bunratty

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Spanish Point Beach, Burren National Park, Lahinch Beach, Doughmore Bay
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

5
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Skellig Michael and Great Blasket Island. Go for a jaunt from Dingle to Castlegregory to see Glanteenassig Wood about 36 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, and view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dingle planner .

You can drive from Bunratty to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Ventry, Skellig Michael, Glanteenassig Wood, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Popular historic sites such as Ferns Castle and Hook Lighthouse are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Irish National Heritage Park and Ballyhack Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: Loftus Hall (in Hook Head), King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baginbun Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wexford travel planner.

Getting from Dingle to Wexford by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach, Loftus Hall
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

5
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.
Head to Reginald's Tower and National Craft Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilkenny Castle and Black Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Kilmurrin Cove, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Getting from Wexford to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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