37 days in Ireland Itinerary

37 days in Ireland Itinerary

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37 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
6
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip planning site .

Seattle, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Kilkenny hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Tintern Abbey, King of the Vikings VR
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Ring of Beara (in Kenmare) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, stop by Kinsale Silver, and contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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, wildlife, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, stroll through Great Blasket Island, make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, and contemplate the long history of Skellig Michael.

Plan trip to Dingle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough 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
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Liscannor: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Ballyvaughan (Poulawack Cairn, Aillwee Cave, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, trek along Hag's Head, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Liscannor road trip site .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 1st (Mon), stroll through The Wormhole, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and finally explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

4
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island ©
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Achill Island: Cross Beach Loop Walk (in Belmullet), Burrishoole Abbey (in Newport) and Westport (Horseback Riding Tours, Westport House, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Keem Bay, make a trip to Deserted Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, and view the masterpieces at The Yellow Lady Design Centre.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Achill Island vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Achill Island are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Achill Island

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Burrishoole Abbey, Cross Beach Loop Walk
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballina: Slieve League (in Carrick), Drummindoo Stud (in Westport) and Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, step into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, and head off the coast to Clare Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ballina online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Ballina takes 1.5 hours. In June in Ballina, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Slieve League, Clare Island, Michael Davitt Museum, Drummindoo Stud, Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Clare Island ©
Clare Island

5
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: Cong (Pigeon Hole Cave, Royal Abbey of Cong, & more), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

6
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planner .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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