30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Buncrana
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Adelaide

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.
Medieval Mile Museum and King of the Vikings will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cahir Castle and Smithwick's Experience. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (The Irish Handmade Glass Company & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum), Cashel (Rock of Cashel, Hore Abbey, &more) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny journey planning tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -9.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in May: highs in Kilkenny hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, Cahir Castle, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

3
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and Ballyhack Castle. You'll explore and learn at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown), Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Gorey (The Gardens at Marlfield House and The Duck Restaurant & The Gaslamp Gallery). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Wexford itinerary builder.

Drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cork.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gorey, County Wexford, Seal Rescue Ireland, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, then learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cork online road trip planner.

You can drive from Wexford to Cork in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Muckross Abbey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Mary's Cathedral and Ladies' View. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Garinish Island (in Glengarriff) and Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Garinish Island, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Slea Head Drive and The Great Blasket Centre and Island. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Fermoyle Beach, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
The Great Blasket Centre and Island

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.
Get some historical perspective at King John's Castle and Salthill Promenade. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Atlantic Way and Holy Trinity Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and The Cong Heritage Trail (in Cong). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring.

Start your trip to Galway by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Holy Trinity Church, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Cong Heritage Trail, King John's Castle
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

3
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doagh Famine village and Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!. You'll get in some beach time at Pollan Beach and Lisfannon Strand. Venture out of the city with trips to Five Fingers Strand (in Malin), Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff) and Inch Wildfowl Reserve (in Burt). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, stroll through Porthaw Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dunree Bay.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buncrana sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Galway to Buncrana in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Buncrana are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Five Fingers Strand, Culdaff Beach, Doagh Famine village, Pollan Beach, St. Patrick's Church
Highlights from your plan
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chester Beatty and Bru na Boinne. Visit Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Trim Castle (in Trim), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Newgrange (in Donore). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin travel planner.

Drive from Buncrana to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Buncrana in May, with lows around 7°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Donore, Trim Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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