46 days in Ireland Itinerary

46 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

46 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Sligo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Limerick
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dublin Castle and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Malahide Castle in Malahide, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Reginald's Tower & King of the Vikings VR), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny vacation builder app .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Old Church Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cork travel planning app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of the city life by going to Killarney National Park and Barleycove Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muckross House and Ross Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Kenmare (Ring of Beara & Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm). The adventure continues: stroll through Derrynane Beach, take an in-depth tour of The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with Norman McCloskey Photography, and steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip maker app .

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Barleycove Beach, The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, Derrynane Beach
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visiting Skellig Michael and Slea Head Drive will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Great Blasket Island and Gallarus Oratory. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, stroll through Inch Beach, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews and tourist information, read Dingle online road trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

3
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. Poulnabrone Dolmen and Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Burren Birds of Prey Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liscannor: Fanore Beach (in Fanore), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, stop by The Aloe Tree, and stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip tool .

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Scattery Island, Fanore Beach, Clare Coastal Walk Project
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Scattery Island ©
Scattery 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Burren National Park and Salthill Beaches. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and Riverside Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone), Tyrone House (in Kilcolgan) and Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong). There's much more to do: hike along The Wormhole, play a few rounds at Galway Golf Club, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway route maker app .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Burren National Park, Royal Abbey of Cong, Corcomroe Abbey, Tyrone House
Highlights from your plan
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Ceide Fields are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belleek Castle Museum and Jackie Clarke Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Achill Island (Keem Bay, Keel Beach, & more), Admiral Brown Centre (in Foxford) and Monk's Fishing House (in Cong). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Westport online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Achill Island, Foxford, Ballina, County Mayo, Monk's Fishing House
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

4
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Step out of the city life by going to Slieve League and Silver Strand Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection and Local Hands Art Gallery & Gift Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Narin Beach (in Narin-Portnoo), Lough Eske (in Donegal Town) and Glencolmcille Folk Village (in Glencolmcille). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mountshannon Eagles.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sligo route planner .

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sligo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Mountshannon Eagles, Narin Beach, Lough Eske, Local Hands Art Gallery & Gift Shop, Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village

6
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Popular historic sites such as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Quin Abbey are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Castlefergus Equestrian and East Clare Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Limerick side-trips: Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge), Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin) and Ennis (de Valera Public Library, Killone Abbey, & more). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection, and explore the historical opulence of Knappogue Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sligo to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ennis, County Clare, Bunratty, Dromoland Castle, Craggaunowen
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

Similar Plans

47 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 53 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA August, teens, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 59 days in South Pacific, Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, relaxing, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans