47 days in Ireland Itinerary

47 days in Ireland Itinerary

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47 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
3
Ennis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Galway
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Cork
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin journey builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Liscannor.

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

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Liscannor trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ennis.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Doolin, Ballyvaughan, Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren Smokehouse,, Lahinch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

2
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): have fun at TULLASSA RANGE and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castlefergus Equestrian. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren and then stroll around Burren National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ennis online trip itinerary planner .

Ennis is just a short distance from Liscannor. In October in Ennis, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Burren, Burren National Park, Dromoland Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

13
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: Tyrone House (in Kilcolgan), The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna) and Graune Pet Farm & Play Centre (in Ballyhaunis). There's lots more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley, stroll through Salthill Beaches, and hike along The Wormhole.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ennis to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

County Clare, Cong, Graune Pet Farm & Play Centre, The Wormhole, Athenry Dominican Priory
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 22nd (Thu), ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway, and then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Westport House, then get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 24th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, then kick back and relax at Inch Beach, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dingle day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Westport to Dingle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Lorge Chocolatier, then identify plant and animal life at Garinish Island, then contemplate the long history of Uragh Stone Circle, and finally take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then stroll around Gleninchaquin Park, and then view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kenmare trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kenmare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Garinish Island, Uragh Stone Circle, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Killarney takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get your game on at 3D Archery Ireland, grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway, then identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then stop by BEBHINN, and finally examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip builder website .

Drive from Killarney to Waterford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Waterford are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

New Ross, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tee off at Old Head Golf Links, then enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, and then examine the collection at West Cork Model Railway Village. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Prey Educational Centre, take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then contemplate the long history of James Fort, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kinsale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 3rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Wells House & Gardens, and then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hook Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Loftus Hall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wexford trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kinsale to Wexford by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Loftus Hall, Wells House & Gardens, Irish National Heritage Park, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wells House & Gardens ©
Wells House & Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, and then don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny route planner .

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park

3
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.
On the 7th (Sat), head off the coast to Spike Island, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and then get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park, Titanic Experience Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park

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