31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Glendalough Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
6
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
7
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glendalough Village trip planner .

Indianapolis, USA to Glendalough Village is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in April, things will get a bit cooler in Glendalough Village: highs are around 54°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and Ballyhack Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Hore Abbey and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Irish National Heritage Park.

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Getting from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, County Wexford, Jameson Distillery Midleton, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Charles Fort for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), St. Patrick's Church (in Kenmare) and Cork City Gaol (in Cork). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Cork City Gaol, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallarus Oratory and The Great Blasket Centre and Island. Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Conor Pass. Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Castlegregory Golf Links in Castlegregory--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle travel planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Castlegregory Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John's Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Wild Atlantic Way and Doolin Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Clonmacnoise (in County Offaly). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park, and make a trip to Quay Street.

Plan my day in Galway using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Galway sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Doolin Cave, Corcomroe Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

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.
On the 8th (Fri), stop by Lia Arann, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, make a trip to Teampall Chiarain, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip planner .

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Let the collections at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Belleek Castle Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Great Western Greenway and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Ballina (The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition & Rosserk Friary). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Newport Church, and contemplate the long history of Jacks Old Cottage.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Westport trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballina, Castlebar, Newport Church, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Carrowmore Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Temple Bar. Explore hidden gems such as Chester Beatty and Trim Castle. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dublin are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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