31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin, Train to Westport
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Westport
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Drive to Ballyvaughan
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Ballyvaughan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wexford
— 3 nights
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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Michael Davitt Museum and Admiral Brown Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Keem Bay and The Great Western Greenway. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to The Quiet Man Museum (in Cong), Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones (in Achill Island) and Ballina (Belleek Castle Museum & Rosserk Friary). There's more to do: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Westport road trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Westport is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get little chillier in Westport: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 2 nights
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 5th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then stop by Lia Arann, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) and then stroll through The Wormhole.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore holiday builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Ballyvaughan

— 4 nights
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Get a sense of the local culture at Poulnabrone Dolmen and Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations. Take a break from the city and head to The Burren and Fanore Beach. Step out of Ballyvaughan to go to Corofin and see Burren National Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure, and explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ballyvaughan online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Ballyvaughan in 3 hours. In August in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle

— 5 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
We've included these beaches for you: Inch Beach and Clogher Strand. Step out of the city life by going to Skellig Michael and Coumeenoole Beach. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and pause for some serene contemplation at St James' Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Waterford

— 3 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mayfield Birds of Prey and Comeragh Drive. Head to Reginald's Tower and Hibernian Giftsfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway, take a stroll through The Apple Market, take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), and examine the collection at King of the Vikings.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Waterford road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Waterford takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Irish Ways and Rock of Cashel. Escape the urban bustle at Go With The Flow - River Adventures and Kilfane Waterfall and Glen. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford

— 3 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Curracloe Beach and Ballyheigue Beach. Appreciate the collections at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and Blue Egg Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: Ring of Hook (in New Ross), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Enniscorthy Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wexford holiday planning app.

Drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Grafton Street. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Irish Whiskey Museum. Next up on the itinerary: visit Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip site.

Drive from Wexford to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Ireland travel guide

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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.