41 days in Ireland Itinerary

41 days in Ireland Itinerary

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41 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Achill Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Clonmany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ferns Castle and Hook Lighthouse. Irish National Heritage Park and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy), Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and Boolavogue Fr. Murphy Centre (in Ferns). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, stroll through Baginbun Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wexford sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Wexford is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Wexford due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, things will get little chillier in Wexford: highs are around 58°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Ballymoney Beach, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilkenny Castle and Castlecomer Discovery Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jerpoint Abbey and Rock of Cashel. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Waterford (Reginald's Tower, Kilmurrin Cove, & more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
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 Coumeenoole Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Slea Head Drive and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Dingle to Glengarriff to see Beara Way about 1h 20 min away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 16th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. On the 18th (Mon), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Corcomroe Abbey. Family-friendly places like Cliffs of Moher and Doughmore Bay will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan), Fanore Beach (in Fanore) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Spend the 24th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park, identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Kilrush, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Castlefergus Equestrian
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Ronan Halpin Gallery and Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre. Popular historic sites such as Deserted Village and Sli Grainne Mhaol are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Keem Bay, trek along Woodland Faerie Trail, take in the exciting artwork at The Yellow Lady Design Centre, and kick back and relax at Keel Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Achill Island trip planner .

You can drive from Galway to Achill Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Achill Island, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Visiting The Lost Valley and Drummindoo Stud will get you outdoors. The Cong Heritage Trail and Belleek Castle Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Blanemore Forest Walk (in Moygownagh), Mulranny Saltmarsh (in Mulranny) and Cross Beach Loop Walk (in Belmullet). Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Quay Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick’s Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Achill Island to Westport in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Westport are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Clonmany.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cong, Louisburgh, Killadoon Standing Stone, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Belleek Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

4
nights
Clonmany

Clonmany ©
Clonmany is a village in north-west Inishowen, in County Donegal, Ireland. Attractions like Pollan Beach and Portsalon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at Culdaff Beach and Five Fingers Strand. Venture out of the city with trips to Narin Beach (in Narin-Portnoo), Dunfanaghy (The Art House & WW2 Memorial and Information Point) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). And it doesn't end there: hike along Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre, kick back and relax at Lisfannon Strand, and steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine Village.

Planning Clonmany trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Westport to Clonmany in 4 hours. June in Clonmany sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Clonmany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Lisfannon Strand, Culdaff Beach, Doagh Famine village, Portsalon Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Art House ©
The Art House
Portsalon Beach ©
Portsalon Beach
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin Castle. Kids will enjoy Grafton Street and Kilmainham Gaol. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning app .

You can drive from Clonmany to Dublin in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Clonmany in June, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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