31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
3
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Clifden
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Limerick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cork
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Gainesville

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Chester Beatty Library. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bru na Boinne and Powerscourt Gardens and House. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Glendalough Monastic Settlement in Vale of Glendalough, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip website .

Gainesville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Gainesville in June, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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 cultural insight at Salthill Promenade and Clonmacnoise. Galway Cathedral and Battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Doolin Cave (in Doolin), Glendeer Pet Farm (in Athlone) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, and stroll through South Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galway route maker .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Clonmacnoise, Doolin Cave, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, The Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

1
night
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 8th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inishmore road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

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

4
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Let the collections at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Roundstone Ceramics capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Lavelle Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Clifden to Louisburgh to see Silver Strand about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, relax in the rural setting at DK Connemara Oysters Ltd, stroll through Mannin Bay Blueway, and make a trip to Sky Rd.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Clifden planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Roundstone, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, DK Connemara Oysters, Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach

3
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
You'll explore and learn at Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Thomond Park Stadium. Visit King John's Castle and Quin Abbey for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Limerick side-trips: McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney), Carrigafoyle Castle (in Ballylongford) and Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge). There's still lots to do: tee off at Dromoland Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Abbey Church, and head outdoors with River Bank Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Limerick tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Clifden to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ennis, Adare, Askeaton Friary, Carrigafoyle Castle, Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Carrigafoyle Castle ©
Carrigafoyle Castle

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Great Blasket Centre and Island and Penny's Pottery. Get a sense of the local culture at Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: stroll through Inch Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and head off the coast to Great Blasket Island.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle route maker app .

Getting from Limerick to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Penny's Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Escape the urban bustle at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Climbing Tours. Get some historical perspective at Ross Castle and Uragh Stone Circle. Venture out of the city with trips to Garinish Island (in Glengarriff), Skelligs Chocolate Co. (in Ballinskelligs) and Rossbeigh Beach (in Glenbeigh). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, enjoy the sand and surf at Banna Strand, cruise along Ring of Kerry, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Killarney online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Skelligs Chocolate Co., Ring of Kerry, Garinish Island, Banna Strand, Uragh Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Banna Strand
Banna Strand

4
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 and learn at Cork City Gaol and Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story. Explore hidden gems such as Charles Fort and Spike Island. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Cobh Cathedral (in Cobh), Rohan Reilly Photography (in Kinsale) and Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at The English Market, identify plant and animal life at Glenbower Wood, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ballycotton Cliff Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cork holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Inchydoney Beach, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Glenbower Wood
Highlights from your plan
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hook Lighthouse and Cahir Castle. Head to The Blackbird Gallery and Breakwater Gift Shopfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Cashel (Hore Abbey, St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, & more), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Waterford (Bishop's Palace & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cashel, Waterford, Breakwater Gift Shop, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

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