36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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36 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  16​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Dunfanaghy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ballina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Liscannor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Killarney
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Durban

4
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, stroll around Phoenix Park, and steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin trip builder app .

Durban, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Durban to Dublin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Dublin is cooler than Durban - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

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

4
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 Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Finders Keepers, Waterford Greenway, & more), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and 3D Archery Ireland (in New Ross). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny sightseeing website .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterford, Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach, Tintern Abbey, Irish National Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

4
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Poison Glen (in Gweedore), Buncrana (Buncrana Lighthouse, St Mary's Church, Buncrana, & more) and Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross (in Culdaff). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, don't miss a visit to Hornhead Loop, stroll through Carrick River Walk, and contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dunfanaghy trip planning tool .

Drive from Kilkenny to Dunfanaghy in 5 hours. May in Dunfanaghy sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buncrana, County Donegal, Carrick River Walk, Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, Mount Errigal
Highlights from your plan
The Art House ©
The Art House
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal

4
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Venture out of the city with trips to Westport (Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, The Great Western Greenway, & more), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Achill Island (Deserted Village & Keem Bay). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Lost Valley, get a taste of life in the country at Jacks Old Cottage, explore the galleries of The North Mayo Heritage Centre, and step into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ballina travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Ballina takes 3 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in May, Ballina is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Slieve League, Keem Bay, Jacks Old Cottage, Deserted Village
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's still lots to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, and walk around Eyre Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway trip planner .

Drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killary Sheep Farm, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, The Wormhole
Highlights from your plan
Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

4
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Carran Medieval Church (in Carran), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher, look for gifts at Irish Crafts - Doolin, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Doolin, County Clare, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

5
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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Slea Head Drive, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and hike along The Dingle Way.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dingle holiday maker .

Drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

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

5
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 Kenmare (The Purcell Gallery, Templenoe Burial, & more), Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Kinsale (Kinsale Crystal & Charles Fort). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beara Way.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney route planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kinsale, Beara Way, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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