31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Buncrana
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gorey
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit St. Mary's Cathedral and Blarney Castle & Gardens for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Charles Fort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: St. Anne's Church (in Cork), Kenmare (Blackwater Woodturners, Norman McCloskey Photography, & more) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clogher Strand.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Killarney route maker app .

Berlin, Germany to Killarney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Dingle, Cork, Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

5
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 Salthill Promenade. Step off the beaten path and head to Clonmacnoise and Wild Atlantic Way. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: King John's Castle (in Limerick), Rosserk Friary (in Ballina) and Tyrone House (in Kilcolgan). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Galway online visit planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

King John's Castle, Tyrone House, Cliffs of Moher, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Clonmacnoise
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

5
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pollan Beach and Portsalon Beach. Get some cultural insight at Glenveagh Castle and St. Patrick's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buncrana: Harry Blaney Bridge (in Carrigart), Letterkenny (Killydonnell Friary & Saint Eunan's Cathedral) and Beltany Stone Circle (in Raphoe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine Village, explore the ancient world of Doe Castle, make a trip to Ray Church., and explore the galleries of The Art House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buncrana trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Buncrana takes 4 hours. May in Buncrana sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Letterkenny, County Donegal, Dunfanaghy, Pollan Beach, St. Patrick's Church
Highlights from your plan
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hore Abbey and Hook Lighthouse. Popular historic sites such as Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Tullamore Dew (in Tullamore) and Waterford (Reginald's Tower, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, & more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ballyhack Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner .

You can drive from Buncrana to Kilkenny in 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gorey.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, Ballyhack Castle, Tullamore Dew, Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

4
nights
Gorey

Gorey ©
Gorey is a market town in north County Wexford, Ireland. Explore hidden gems such as Wicklow Mountains National Park and Curracloe Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glendalough Cathedral and St. Aidan's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gorey: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and St. Iberius Church (in Wexford). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Mill at Avoca Village, view the masterpieces at The Gaslamp Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Irish National Heritage Park, and step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gorey sightseeing app .

Drive from Kilkenny to Gorey in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, Gorey is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Gorey

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, St. Iberius Church, Glendalough Cathedral, The Mill at Avoca Village
Highlights from your plan
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village

6
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 EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Temple Bar. Kids will enjoy Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of 14 Henrietta Street, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin route tool .

Drive from Gorey to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Malahide Castle, Trim Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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