29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Westport
— 1 night
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Galway
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
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Waterford
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then stop by The Quiet Cailin Studios, then experience rural life at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Westport itinerary planner.

Belfast, UK to Westport is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Westport, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Galway

— 3 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.
Step out of Galway with an excursion to Ireland's School of Falconry in Cong--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, stroll around Eyre Square, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway online road trip planner.

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Inishmore

— 2 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Lia Arann, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally get a new perspective on things with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally make a trip to Teampall Chiarain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, then look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and then see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

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Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 10th (Mon) at Skellig Michael. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dingle journey builder app.

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Ross Island.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planning tool.

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. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Kinsale

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see what you can catch with Eire Bass, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, tee off at Cobh Golf Club, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale day trip site.

Getting from Killarney to Kinsale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Kinsale are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Waterford

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Waterford side-trips: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Irish National Heritage Park, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, and examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Waterford are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Kilkenny

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Nicholas Mosse Pottery, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rock of Cashel, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Dublin

— 5 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: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planning app.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Dublin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

Ireland travel guide

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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.