30 days in Sweden & Ireland Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
Ferry to County Clare, Doolin Pier ->NE, Bus to Liscannor
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Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden — 5 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Visiting The Green Trails and Riddarholmen will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vasa Museum and Skansen. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, head off the coast to Sodermalm, and see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip site.

Berlin, Germany to Stockholm is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Stockholm are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Temple Bar and St Stephens Green. Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Grafton Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin visit app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 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.
Visiting Ireland's School of Falconry and Castlefergus Equestrian will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Curraghduff Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.
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Westport, Ireland — 3 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Take a break from the city and head to Atlantic Drive and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Bring the kids along to Ceide Fields and Croagh Patrick. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle). Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud and browse the different shops at Mcloughlins Bookshop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Westport sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore, Ireland — 1 night

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inishmore day trip planning site.

Getting from Westport to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Inishmore are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.
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Liscannor, Ireland — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, stroll around Burren National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Inishmore to Liscannor by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of the city life by going to Dingle Peninsula and Skellig Michael. Kids will enjoy Slea Head Drive and Great Blasket Island. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Killarney National Park and Bantry Bay Charters will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Beara Way and Torc Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 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 29th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, head outdoors with Hawkeye School of Falconry, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally look for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey and then identify plant and animal life at Secret Valley Wildlife Park.

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

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Sweden travel guide

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Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.
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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.
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