48 days in Ireland Itinerary

48 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

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Westport
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Liscannor
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 7 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Wexford
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 8 nights

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Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Rosserk Friary (in Ballina), Belmullet (Cross Beach Loop Walk & Erris Head Loop Walk) and Moyne Abbey (in Killala). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and head off the coast to Clare Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Westport day trip planning site.

Dublin to Westport is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galway

— 6 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), spend a cool day on the water with Charter Ireland. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and stroll around Eyre Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Galway travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Westport to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation

Liscannor

— 3 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Spend the 9th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and get a taste of local nightlife at Moher Cottage.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor road trip website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Liscannor sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Dingle

— 7 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
When in Dingle, make a side trip to see Castlegregory Golf Links in Castlegregory, approximately Castlegregory away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 11th (Sun), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dingle online trip planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. November in Dingle sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Killarney

— 5 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Kenmare (The Weavers Shop, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, &more). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, head off the coast to Innisfallen Island, and play a few rounds at Ring of Kerry Golf Club.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney route planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), Cobh (Cobh Golf Club, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, view the masterpieces at Rohan Reilly Photography, and get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Golf · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Wexford

— 5 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Explore Wexford's surroundings by going to Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown), New Ross (Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center & New Ross Golf Club) and Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, explore the activities along Our Ladys Island Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wexford holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Kinsale to Wexford in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Wexford, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 5 nights

Marble City

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 find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Bishop's Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip website.

Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Museums

Side Trip

Dublin

— 8 nights

Fair City

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

You can plan Dublin trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.