36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland itinerary planner

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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 5 nights
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Doolin
— 4 nights
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow) and St. Anne's Church (in Cork). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, stop by Lorge Chocolatier, take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, and hike along Beara Way.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney online journey planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Killarney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edmonton to Killarney due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Edmonton in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Killarney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle

— 5 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 17th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld.

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

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doolin

— 4 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Doolin: Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project, and explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Doolin road trip website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Doolin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, identify plant and animal life at Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, and don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Doolin to Inishmore in 2 hours. July in Inishmore sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Admiral Brown Centre (in Foxford). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, explore the striking landscape of Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and stroll through The Great Western Greenway.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In July in Westport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galway

— 5 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: The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna) and Cong (The Quiet Man Museum, Ashford Castle, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway online day trip planner.

Getting from Westport to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, browse the exhibits of Rothe House and Garden, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip maker website.

Getting from Galway to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dublin

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Ireland travel guide

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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.