39 days in Ireland Itinerary

39 days in Ireland Itinerary

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39 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  27​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Glendalough Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Sligo
— 7 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  32​h
End: Auckland

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Malahide Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trim Castle. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Donore to see Bru na Boinne about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to Dublin is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Dublin is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Malahide Castle, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

2
nights
Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): get your game on at Xtreme.ie, contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village, and then admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glendalough Village road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Glendalough Village takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Glendalough Village can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Xtreme.ie, The Mill at Avoca Village
Highlights from your plan
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village

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.
Hook Lighthouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Curracloe Beach and Curracloe Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford), Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & King of the Vikings VR) and Cashel (Rock of Cashel, Hore Abbey, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner .

Getting from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cashel, Enniscorthy, Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cobh Cathedral and Cork City Gaol. Visit Charles Fort and St. Anne's Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Spike Island, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, and step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip maker site .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Inchydoney Beach, Charles Fort, Drombeg Stone Circle, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Ross Castle and St. Patrick's Church will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muckross Abbey and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
We've included these beaches for you: Inch Beach and Clogher Strand. Get in touch with nature at Slea Head Drive and Great Blasket Island. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head off the coast to Skellig Michael, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild Atlantic Way and Clonmacnoise. Step out of the city life by going to Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and King John's Castle (in Limerick). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and grab your bike and head to South Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway holiday planning website .

Getting from Dingle to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch Beach, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Clonmacnoise
Highlights from your plan
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dugort Beach and Keel Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Lost Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Old Head Beach (in Louisburgh). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, steep yourself in history at Jacks Old Cottage, make a trip to Croagh Patrick, and ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Westport tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Louisburgh, Murrisk Abbey, Jacks Old Cottage, Sky Rd, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

7
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Glenveagh Castle and Church of Ireland. We've included these beaches for you: Strandhill Beach and Carrowmore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sligo: Donegal Castle (in Donegal Town), Clocha na hEireann (in Glencolmcille) and Slieve League (in Carrick). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Narin Beach, kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach, and admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall.

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You can drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Killala, Malin Beg, Donegal Town, Narin Beach, Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach

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