31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

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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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Keem Bay and The Lost Valley. Take a break from Westport with a short trip to Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre in Foxford, about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum and stroll through The Great Western Greenway.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport day trip app.

Toronto, Canada to Westport is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Westport due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get little chillier in Westport: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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): get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then stop by Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then stroll through The Wormhole, and finally make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In August in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Ballyvaughan

— 3 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.
Visiting The Burren and Burren National Park will get you outdoors. Poulnabrone Dolmen and Burren Exposure are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fanore Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Caher Bridge Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ballyvaughan using our trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Ballyvaughan in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of the city life by going to Inch Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Coumeenoole Beach and Clogher Strand for some beach relaxation. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, get engrossed in the history at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld.

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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, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get in touch with nature at Killarney National Park and Beara Way. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman McCloskey Photography and Muckross House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Derrynane Beach (in Caherdaniel) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Killarney road trip planning site.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 3 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Experience Cobh and Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story. Appreciate the collections at Cobh Museum and Irish Veterans Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Birds of Prey Educational Centre in Midleton (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale attractions planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Tours

Side Trips

Waterford

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, browse the exhibits of Reginald's Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Woodstown Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterford Greenway, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally wander the streets of The Apple Market.

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Drive from Kinsale to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Waterford are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Medieval Mile Museum and National Craft Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Go With The Flow - River Adventures and Mount Juliet Estate. Take a break from Kilkenny with a short trip to Rock of Cashel in Cashel, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Corner, stroll around Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Wexford

— 3 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Curracloe Beach and Ballyheigue Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and Blue Egg Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, and take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wexford visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dublin

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Grafton Street, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online route builder.

Getting from Wexford to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.