34 days in Ireland Itinerary

34 days in Ireland Itinerary

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34 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  10​h
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3​h
7
Doolin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Letterkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Buncrana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney

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.
Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Enniskerry to see Powerscourt Gardens and House about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

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Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Dublin is minus 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and then relax and rejuvenate at SeaSpa. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, steep yourself in history at The Bull Ring, then steep yourself in history at Hook Lighthouse, and finally stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wexford planner.

Getting from Dublin to Wexford by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Wexford. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

County Wexford, Hook Lighthouse, Curracloe Beach, SeaSpa, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally explore the galleries of The Blackbird Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then pick up some new knowledge with Cloughjordan House, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trips

Cloughjordan House, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Rock of Cashel, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), look for gifts at Blarney Chocolate Factory, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Collins Barracks Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cork visit planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Cobh Cathedral, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Collins Barracks Museum ©
Collins Barracks Museum

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, explore the fascinating underground world of Crag Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Killarney online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Art & Mor, Crag Cave
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Greenlane Gallery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Dingle Peninsula, Conor Pass
Highlights from your plan
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

3
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Whitewater Surf School & Shop Spanish Point (in Spanish Point). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, gain interesting insight with O'Brien Line Cruises, and explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Doolin vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahinch, Aillwee Cave, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Whitewater Surf School & Shop Spanish Point
Highlights from your plan
Dive Academy ©
Dive Academy
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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.
Spend the 11th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, and take a tour by water with Give It A Go.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway holiday builder app .

Drive from Doolin to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Burren
Highlights from your plan
The Burren ©
The Burren
Give It A Go ©
Give It A Go

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick, then explore the historical opulence of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, find something for the whole family at Westport House, and then get a new perspective on things with The Adventure Islands.

To find photos, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Westport itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Westport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dun Aonghasa
Highlights from your plan
Westport House ©
Westport House

2
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave, get great views at Slieve League, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glencar Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Sligo Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Tobernalt Holy Well, don't miss a visit to Knocknarea, and then relax and rejuvenate at Voya Seaweed Baths.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sligo tour builder tool .

Getting from Westport to Sligo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Westport in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sligo, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Sligo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yeats's Grave, Slieve League
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Glencar Lake ©
Glencar Lake

2
nights
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park. On the next day, look for gifts at Universal Books, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Errigal, and then relax and rejuvenate at The Seascape Spa.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Letterkenny trip maker app .

You can drive from Sligo to Letterkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Letterkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Buncrana.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenveagh National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Universal Books ©
Universal Books

2
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Dunree Bay, trot along with Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! and then relax and rejuvenate at The Looking Glass Spa Therapy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buncrana trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Buncrana in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clonmany, The Looking Glass Spa Therapy
Highlights from your plan
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall
Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre ©
Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre
The Looking Glass Spa Therapy ©
The Looking Glass Spa Therapy

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