36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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36 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Dunfanaghy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Waterford (BEBHINN, King of the Vikings VR, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny online trip builder .

Cape Town, South Africa to Kilkenny is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wexford: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay) and New Ross (3D Archery Ireland & Ring of Hook). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, and identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wexford travel tool .

Getting from Kilkenny to Wexford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, New Ross, Kilmore Quay, Enniscorthy, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Ring of Beara (in Kenmare) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins Centre, and trek along Old Kenmare Road.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip maker tool .

Drive from Wexford to Killarney in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Charles Fort, Michael Collins Centre, Beara Way
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Liscannor driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Aillwee Cave, The Burren
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, stroll through Eyre Square, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Galway journey tool .

Getting from Liscannor to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Galway sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren National Park, The Wormhole, Castlefergus Equestrian, Corcomroe Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
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: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Keem Bay (in Dooagh). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, pause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue, and cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

Make your Westport itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Westport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum, The Lost Valley, Keem Bay
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

4
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Dunfanaghy: Buncrana (O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle & Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Clocha na hEireann (in Glencolmcille). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park, cruise along Mamore Gap, trek along Mount Errigal, and make a trip to Hornhead Loop.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dunfanaghy online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Westport to Dunfanaghy by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Dunfanaghy, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Malin Beg, Buncrana, Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery, Clocha na hEireann, Mount Errigal
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to Temple Bar, walk around Phoenix Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin route builder.

You can drive from Dunfanaghy to Dublin in 4 hours. While traveling from Dunfanaghy, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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