44 days in Ireland Itinerary

44 days in Ireland Itinerary

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44 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Drogheda
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
County Donegal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Sligo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
County Offaly
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Limerick
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
11
Cork
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Kilkee
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
14
Inishmore
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: London

5
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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). The adventure continues: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, walk around St Stephens Green, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dublin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London in July, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Drogheda.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corcomroe Abbey, St. Mary's Chapel of Ease (Black Church), Powerscourt Gardens and House, Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

1
night
Drogheda

Drogheda ©
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. On the 31st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, then step into the grandiose world of Slane Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Drogheda day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Drogheda takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to County Donegal.

Things to do in Drogheda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Slane Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Slane Castle ©
Slane Castle
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church

3
nights
County Donegal

County Donegal ©
Encompassing nearly a fifth of the country's coastline, County Donegal remains one of Ireland's wildest regions.
Glenveagh Castle and Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Grianan Of Aileach, and steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our County Donegal vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Drogheda to County Donegal in 3 hours. Traveling from Drogheda in July, you will find days in County Donegal are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in County Donegal

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral

3
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Visit Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery and Parke's Castle for their historical value. Step out of Sligo with an excursion to Boyle Abbey in Boyle--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Inishmurray Island, admire the landmark architecture of Lissadell House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tobernalt Holy Well.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo online tour planner.

Drive from County Donegal to Sligo in an hour. In August in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Carrick-on-Shannon, Boyle Abbey, Castlebaldwin
Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Creevelea Friary ©
Creevelea Friary
Inishmurray Island ©
Inishmurray Island

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum, then contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey, and then make a trip to Ceide Fields. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Burrishoole Abbey, then see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Foxford Village.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ballina tour app.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Ballina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ballina, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Foxford, Moyne Abbey, Ceide Fields, Burrishoole Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Moyne Abbey ©
Moyne Abbey
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

3
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.
Visit Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Newtown Castle (in Ballyvaughan) and Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to County Offaly.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Newtown Castle, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Royal Abbey of Cong, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

3
nights
County Offaly

County Offaly ©
Though often overlooked, Offaly County offers plenty for nature lovers, with a few metropolitan options mixed in. In addition to fishing, water sports, bird watching, and other outdoor fun, this area showcases historical castles, a popular monastic city, and archeological finds.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get some historical perspective at Clonmacnoise and Emo Court. When in County Offaly, make a side trip to see Athlone Castle Visitor Centre in Athlone, approximately Athlone away. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Birr Castle Gardens, stroll around Tullynally Castle & Gardens, delve into the distant past at Fore Abbey, and explore the historical opulence of Clonony Castle.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our County Offaly journey site.

You can drive from Galway to County Offaly in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in County Offaly

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

County Westmeath, Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Emo Court, Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
Fore Abbey ©
Fore Abbey

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, then contemplate the long history of Selskar Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Slade Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, and then visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wexford road trip planning tool.

You can drive from County Offaly to Wexford in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

County Wexford, Ferns Castle, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
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.
Get some historical perspective at Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Curraghmore House (in Portlaw), Waterford (Christ Church Cathedral & Bishop's Palace) and The Main Guard (in Clonmel). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, and get a sense of history and politics at Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planning app.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Cashel, Waterford, Curraghmore House, Cahir Castle, Carlow Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

3
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Dromoland Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore Limerick's surroundings by going to Ennis Friary (in Ennis), Quin Abbey (in Quin) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen, explore the historical opulence of Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, and get answers to all your questions at Lough Gur Heritage Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Limerick road trip planning app.

Getting from Kilkenny to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Limerick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Ennis, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Craggaunowen, Dromoland Castle, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cork City Gaol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Kinsale (Charles Fort, Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine, &more), Clonakilty (Temblebryan Stone Circle, Birthplace of Michael Collins, &more) and Lismore Castle Gardens (in Lismore). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cork itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Limerick to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kinsale, Clonakilty, Fota Wildlife Park, Lismore Castle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
James Fort ©
James Fort

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Popular historic sites such as Muckross House and Great Blasket Island are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Dingle (St.James Church, Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, &more). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Killarney Methodist Church, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and steep yourself in history at Innisfallen Island.

Find out how to plan Killarney trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkee.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Great Blasket Island
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Kilkee

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nine Daughters Hole, step into the grandiose world of Listowel Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Mount Juliet Estate and then visit a coastal fixture at Kilbaha Lighthouse.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkee online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkee takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkee can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Kilkee

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail, Listowel Castle, Nine Daughters Hole, Mount Juliet Estate
Highlights from your plan
Listowel Castle ©
Listowel Castle
Mount Juliet Estate ©
Mount Juliet Estate

1
day
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then get outside with Burke's Bike Hire, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inishmore online tour itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilkee to Inishmore. In September, daytime highs in Inishmore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

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

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