32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland tour planner

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Kilkenny
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 4 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Doolin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford Greenway (in Waterford), Borris House (in Borris) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodstock House and Gardens, and get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny road trip planning site.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Kilkenny is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baden-Baden to Kilkenny. While traveling from Baden-Baden, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wexford

— 2 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): walk around John F. Kennedy Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Tintern Abbey, and then step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, then see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and finally walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wexford sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Wexford, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Nature · Beaches · 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

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

Getting from Wexford to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Galway

— 4 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cong (Ireland's School of Falconry & Boat Tours & Water Sports). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, stroll around Eyre Square, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Westport

— 3 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Ashford Castle (in Cong), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, steep yourself in history at Westport House, and ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 3 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, trails, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and stop by Lia Arann.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, stroll through Castlefergus Equestrian, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Doolin road trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Doolin are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 23rd (Tue) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dingle visit planning tool.

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Holy Trinity Church (in Cork) and Spike Island (in Cobh). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.