52 days in Germany & Ireland Itinerary

52 days in Germany & Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 4 nights
2
Cork, Ireland
— 5 nights
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
5
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
6
Clifden, Ireland
— 4 nights
7
Ardara, Ireland
— 5 nights
8
Sligo, Ireland
— 6 nights
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Visit Altstadt von Fuessen and Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sennerei Lehern and Schoenegger Kaese Alm. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Munich (Ingo Maurer Showroom, Asamkirche, &more) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip maker.

Cincinnati, USA to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cincinnati to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is slightly colder than Cincinnati - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Cork.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Munich, Fussen, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Sennerei Lehern
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche ©
Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche

5
nights
Cork, Ireland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ballyquin Beach and Ardmore Pottery & Gallery. Visit Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cork City Gaol for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Kinsale (Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, The Boathouse Gallery, &more) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). There's more to do: stop by Stephen Pearce and browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cork trip planner.

You can fly from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cork in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cork is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cork, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Ardmore, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Stephen Pearce, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
The English Market ©
The English Market
Ardmore Pottery & Gallery ©
Ardmore Pottery & Gallery
Stephen Pearce ©
Stephen Pearce

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

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 Abbey and Muckross House are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarah Walker Gallery and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Brushwood Studios (in Sneem), Castletownbere (The Great & Co & Issie's Handmade Chocolate) and Kenmare (Skyline Gallery & Kenmare Soap Shop). There's still lots to do: stop by Kerry Woollen Mills, head outdoors with Ring of Kerry, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip maker website.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Castletownbere, Kenmare, Brushwood Studios, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Sarah Walker Gallery ©
Sarah Walker Gallery
Brushwood Studios ©
Brushwood Studios

5
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to Dingle Crystal and Holden Leathergoodsfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and The Carol Cronin Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dingle: Cahersiveen (The Anchor Bar & Quinlans Fish Shop), Skellig Gift Store (in Waterville) and Original Kerry Craft Centre (in Castlegregory). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by NU goldsmith, kick back and relax at Inch Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Inch Beach, Penny's Pottery, Skellig Gift Store, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Dingle Crystal ©
Dingle Crystal
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

5
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burren Perfumery and Hag's Head. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Ennis (Seoidin & Sceal Eile Books), Irish Seed Savers (in Scarriff) and McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach, stop by Standun, delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dingle in June since evenings lows in Galway dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ennis, Spiddal, Irish Seed Savers, Hag's Head, McKernan Woollen Mills
Highlights from your plan
Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

4
nights
Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dog's Bay Beach and Renvyle Beach. Visit The Lost Valley and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers, take in the exciting artwork at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Roundstone Ceramics, and kick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Clifden online attractions planner.

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore, Roundstone, Renvyle Beach, The Lost Valley, Avoca Letterfrack
Highlights from your plan
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers

5
nights
Ardara, Ireland

Ardara
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Silver Strand Beach and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Narin Beach and Rossnowlagh Beach. Explore Ardara's surroundings by going to Giftworld (in Donegal Town), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Malin Head (Ballagh Studio & Wild Atlantic Gifts). There's still lots to do: stroll through Muckross Head Peninsula, view the masterpieces at Donegal Designer Makers, look for gifts at Eddie Doherty Tweed, and get some fabulous bargains at Kennedy of Ardara.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ardara online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Ardara takes 4 hours. In June in Ardara, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malin Head, Muckross Head Peninsula, Rossnowlagh Beach, Silver Strand Beach, Giftworld
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Rossnowlagh Beach ©
Rossnowlagh Beach
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula

6
nights
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The High Cross and Creevelea Friary. Relax by the water at Strandhill Beach and Dunmoran Strand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sligo: Coleman Music Centre (in Gorteen), Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy) and Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken). There's much more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Strandhill People's Market, relax in the rural setting at Atlantic Sheepdogs, look for gifts at Michael Quirke - Wood Carver, and explore the wide array of goods at Liptons Clones.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sligo trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ardara to Sligo in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Sligo

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coleman Music Centre, Liptons Clones, Atlantic Sheepdogs, Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, The High Cross
Highlights from your plan
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Dunmoran Strand ©
Dunmoran Strand
Creevelea Friary ©
Creevelea Friary

5
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

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.
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Hook Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland and Criostal na Rinne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), New Ross Books (in New Ross) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, stop by Bevel Furniture, browse for treasures at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, and get some fabulous bargains at Cushendale Woollen Mills.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny travel planner.

Getting from Sligo to Kilkenny by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fethard On Sea, Glasrai Goodies, Curracloe Beach, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, New Ross Books
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland ©
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

6
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glendalough Cathedral and Irish Whiskey Museum. Head to O'Connell Street and Sheridansfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Cogs The Brain Shop, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kilkenny in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to °F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Trim Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
O'Connell Street ©
O'Connell Street

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