31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Calgary

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Kilmainham Gaol Museum and St Stephens Green. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, shop like a local with Grafton Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday site.

Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Calgary in January, expect nights in Dublin to be warmer, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pollan Beach and Five Fingers Strand. Change things up with these side-trips from Buncrana: Back Strand Beach (in Falcarragh) and Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Dunree Bay, find something for the whole family at Wains World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthaw Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Buncrana Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buncrana road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Buncrana takes 4 hours. January in Buncrana sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Culdaff, Five Fingers Strand, Back Strand Beach, Pollan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Wains World ©
Wains World
St Mary's Church, Buncrana ©
St Mary's Church, Buncrana

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, kick back and relax at Ross Beach, then kick back and relax at Carrowmore Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Admiral Brown Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Murder Mystery Ireland, then make a trip to Gore Knox Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Saint Mary's Well.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ballina driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Buncrana to Ballina takes 3 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in January, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Ballina. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Killala, Foxford
Highlights from your plan
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Gore Knox Monument ©
Gore Knox Monument

2
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.
On the 14th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then delve into the distant past at Carran Medieval Church, and then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Forthill Graveyard, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, engage your brain at James Mitchell Geology Museum, then get in on the family fun at Galway City Karting, and finally get your game on at Tom O' Hawks Indoor Axe Throwing Events.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Carran Medieval Church
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Galway City Karting ©
Galway City Karting
James Mitchell Geology Museum ©
James Mitchell Geology Museum

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through White Strand Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, and finally stroll through Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor tour planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Miltown Malbay
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park ©
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Family-friendly places like Fermoyle Beach and Clogher Strand will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: cruise along Slea Head Drive, don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle online itinerary planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. January in Dingle sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Cobh (Haulbowline Island, St Colman’s Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Kinsale Crystal, explore the galleries of Rohan Reilly Photography, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kinsale trip planning site.

Drive from Dingle to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. January in Kinsale sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kids will enjoy Gravity Extreme Adventure and Ballinoulart Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wexford: Courtown (Seal Rescue Ireland & Pirates Cove) and Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Iberius Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baginbun Beach, and admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wexford tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kinsale to Wexford in 3 hours. In January in Wexford, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Courtown, County Wexford, Curracloe Beach, Curracloe Beach, Ballymoney Beach
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland

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.
Family-friendly places like Kilkenny Castle and Kilmurrin Cove will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford (St. Saviour's Dominican Priory & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum) and Mount Leinster (in Bunclody). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, and learn about winemaking at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Wexford to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Mount Leinster
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Kilmurrin Cove ©
Kilmurrin Cove

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