32 days in Ireland, Luxembourg & Japan Itinerary

32 days in Ireland, Luxembourg & Japan Itinerary

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32 days in Ireland, Luxembourg & Japan Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cork, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Calgary, Canada

6
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
Step out of Dublin to go to Kilkenny and see Kilkenny Castle, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, stroll around St Stephens Green, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker website .

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. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, stroll around Eyre Square, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, and stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Westport, County Clare, Cong, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dingle, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 28th (Thu) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, cruise along Dingle Peninsula, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

County Kerry, Dolphin & Whale Watching, St. Patrick's Church, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

4
nights
Cork, Ireland

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford Greenway (in Waterford), Kinsale (Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, Irish Veterans Museum, & more) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, play a few rounds at Cobh Golf Club, gain insight at The Donkey Sanctuary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cork tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, The Donkey Sanctuary, Waterford Greenway, Terranova Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxembourg City: Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden), Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal) and MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire (in Diekirch). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and delve into the distant past at Bourscheid Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Cork to Luxembourg City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cork to Luxembourg City is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cork in June: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mullerthal Trail, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Bourscheid Castle, Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

4
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luxembourg City to Kyoto in 18 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Luxembourg City in June, with highs in Kyoto at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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