44 days in Ireland Itinerary

44 days in Ireland Itinerary

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44 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Dunfanaghy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Achill Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Liscannor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Moville Shore Path (in Moville), Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations (in Malin Beg) and Slieve League (in Carrick). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park, cruise along Mamore Gap, explore the galleries of The Art House, and appreciate the views at Poison Glen.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dunfanaghy day trip planning tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Dunfanaghy is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Dunfanaghy is 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in June: highs in Dunfanaghy hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Falcarragh, Mamore Gap, Moville Shore Path, Poison Glen, Glenveagh National Park
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
The Art House ©
The Art House

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Corofin (Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre & Burren National Park). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Quay Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway route planner.

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Galway takes 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Galway, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Corofin, Castlefergus Equestrian, The Wormhole, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Corcomroe Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand), Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, steep yourself in history at Jacks Old Cottage, and admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Westport vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Westport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Downpatrick Head, Jacks Old Cottage, The Lost Valley, Ceide Fields, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

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.
Explore Achill Island's surroundings by going to Belmullet (Cross Beach Loop Walk, Ceathru Thaidhg, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, kick back and relax at Dugort Beach, don't miss a visit to Deserted Village, and delve into the distant past at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Achill Island route planning site .

You can drive from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Achill Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Belmullet
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

4
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), Carran Medieval Church (in Carran) and Kilkee (Kilkee Cliff Walk & Bridges of Ross). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Achill Island to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In July in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Doolin, Ballyvaughan, Kilkee, County Clare, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and make a trip to Dingle Peninsula.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dingle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Charles Fort (in Kinsale), Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, head outdoors with Ring of Beara, and explore the galleries of Blackwater Woodturners.

Make your Killarney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Charles Fort, Beara Way, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Titanic Experience Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Coumshingaun Lough, & more), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate the long history of Rothe House and Garden, and hike along Nore Valley Walking Route.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny tour website .

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Waterford, Kells Priory, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wexford: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Coolaught Gardens (in Clonroche) and New Ross (Ring of Hook & 3D Archery Ireland). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wexford trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Wexford sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, New Ross, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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 museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, walk around Phoenix Park, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Wexford in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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