35 days in Ireland Itinerary

35 days in Ireland Itinerary

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35 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Drogheda
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
County Donegal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Sligo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Limerick
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Youghal
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Skibbereen
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
13
Inishmore
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Visit Áras an Uachtaráin and Kilmainham Gaol Museum for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marsh's Library and St. Mary's Chapel of Ease (Black Church). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, take an in-depth tour of The Little Museum of Dublin, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and admire the striking features of St. Werburgh's Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

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 changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Drogheda.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Mary's Chapel of Ease (Black Church)
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Áras an Uachtaráin ©
Áras an Uachtaráin
St. Mary's Chapel of Ease (Black Church) ©

1
night
Drogheda

Drogheda ©
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Hill of Slane, then explore the ancient world of Monasterboice Monastic Site, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Drogheda trip planning app.

Drive from Dublin to Drogheda in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Drogheda are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to County Donegal.

Things to do in Drogheda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monasterboice Monastic Site, Hill of Slane
Highlights from your plan
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church
Hill of Slane ©
Hill of Slane

3
nights
County Donegal

County Donegal ©
Encompassing nearly a fifth of the country's coastline, County Donegal remains one of Ireland's wildest regions.
Visit Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection and Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey) for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hornhead Loop and Lough Eske. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, appreciate the views at Poison Glen, get all the information you need at Old Church Visitor Centre, and get engrossed in the history at The Workhouse.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read County Donegal road trip planner.

You can drive from Drogheda to County Donegal in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in County Donegal when traveling from Drogheda in May, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in County Donegal

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral
The Workhouse ©
The Workhouse

3
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Boyle Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Tobernalt Holy Well and Costello Memorial Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sligo: Moon River Cruise (in Carrick-on-Shannon) and Ballyshannon (Assaroe Abbey & Rory Gallagher Statue). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, step off the mainland to explore Inishmurray Island, delve into the distant past at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Lissadell House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from County Donegal to Sligo takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Carrick-on-Shannon, Ballyshannon, Boyle Abbey, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
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Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Boyle Abbey ©
Boyle Abbey
Tobernalt Holy Well ©
Tobernalt Holy Well

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Belleek Castle Museum and Rosserk Friary. Popular historic sites such as The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Clifden (Sky Rd & Hazelwood Pitch and Putt). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with The Adventure Islands, don't miss a visit to Burrishoole Abbey, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sligo in May since evenings lows in Westport dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ballina, Clifden, Burrishoole Abbey, Michael Davitt Museum, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to The Turoe Stone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with Moycullen Riding Centre, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

The Turoe Stone, St. Mary's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Moycullen Riding Centre, Royal Abbey of Cong
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine's Church ©
St. Augustine's Church
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
The Turoe Stone ©
The Turoe Stone

4
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quin Abbey and St. John's Cathedral. Visit Holycross Abbey and Church of the Holy Rosary for their historical value. Explore Limerick's surroundings by going to Ennis Friary (in Ennis), Tipperary (Athassel Priory, Cahir Abbey, &more) and Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge). Next up on the itinerary: get all the information you need at Lough Gur Heritage Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Limerick route maker website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tipperary, Ennis, Old Franciscan Friary, Craggaunowen
Highlights from your plan
Ahenny High Crosses ©
Ahenny High Crosses
Holycross Abbey ©
Holycross Abbey
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hore Abbey and St Marys Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Aidan's Cathedral and Dunbrody Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Christ Church Cathedral (in Waterford) and Enniscorthy Castle (in Enniscorthy). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Selskar Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

Discover how to plan a Kilkenny trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Youghal.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Christ Church Cathedral, Hore Abbey, Selskar Abbey, Dunbrody Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

1
night
Youghal

Youghal ©
Youghal is a seaside resort town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardmore Round Tower, then kick back and relax at Clonea Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Youghal trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Youghal takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Youghal can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Youghal

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardmore Round Tower, Clonea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Ardmore Round Tower ©
Ardmore Round Tower
Clonea Beach ©
Clonea Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Francis Church and St. Colman's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre and Ballybeg Priory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Kinsale (Giles Norman Photography Gallery & Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine) and Bridgetown Priory (in Mallow). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

You can drive from Youghal to Cork in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, Mallow, St. Colman's Church
Highlights from your plan
Ballybeg Priory ©
Ballybeg Priory
Saint Francis Church ©
Saint Francis Church

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Great Blasket Island and St.James Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Listowel Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Tralee (Annagh Church & Ratass Church) and Dingle (Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows & Gallarus Oratory). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Innisfallen Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Killarney day trip tool.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Tralee, Listowel Castle, Great Blasket Island
Highlights from your plan
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Listowel Castle ©
Listowel Castle

2
nights
Skibbereen

Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Barleycove Beach, get all the information you need at Mizen Head Visitor Centre, then delve into the distant past at Three Castle Head, and finally make a trip to Baltimore Beacon. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle and then explore the ancient world of Temblebryan Stone Circle.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Skibbereen trip maker site.

Getting from Killarney to Skibbereen by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Temblebryan Stone Circle, Baltimore Beacon, Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Barleycove Beach, Three Castle Head
Highlights from your plan
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
Temblebryan Stone Circle ©
Temblebryan Stone Circle
Baltimore Beacon ©
Baltimore Beacon

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), head outdoors with Burke's Bike Hire, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): delve into the distant past at O'Brien's Castle and then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Skibbereen to Inishmore. June in Inishmore sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

O'Brien's Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle

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