41 days in Ireland Itinerary

41 days in Ireland Itinerary

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41 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
6
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
7
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
Visit Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Mayfield Birds of Prey and Castlecomer Discovery Park. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Waterford Greenway, King of the Vikings VR, & more), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Birr Castle Gardens (in Birr). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, and get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kilkenny is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Kilkenny at 20°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Birr Castle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ferns Castle and Hook Lighthouse. Get some historical perspective at Tintern Abbey and Ballyhack Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Loftus Hall (in Hook Head), New Ross (Ring of Hook, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, & more) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Iberius Church, and admire the natural beauty at Wells House & Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wexford tour planning tool .

Drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Ross, County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Wells House & Gardens, Loftus Hall
Highlights from your plan
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Blarney Castle & Gardens and Muckross House. Get outdoors at Killarney National Park and Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & Gleninchaquin Park) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney attractions tool .

You can drive from Wexford to Killarney in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Garinish Island
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skellig Michael and Kilmalkedar Church. Popular historic sites such as St.James Church and Gallarus Oratory are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: cruise along Slea Head Drive, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and make a trip to Dingle Peninsula.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle day trip planning site .

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre) and Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, stroll around Eyre Square, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Cliffs of Moher, Doughmore Bay, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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 24th (Tue), hike along The Wormhole, don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Inishmore road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Inishmore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Aughagower Church. Get in touch with nature at Drummindoo Stud and Keem Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, steep yourself in history at Clew Bay Heritage Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Newport Church.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Westport tour planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Newport, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Keem Bay
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

7
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.
Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Paddocks Riding Centre. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, stroll around Phoenix Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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