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
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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.
Get outdoors at The Green Trails and Sodermalm. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken, and get engrossed in the history at Nordiska Museet.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm online tour planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly 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.
Family-friendly places like Temple Bar and Walking tours will thrill your kids. Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to Grafton Street, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Dublin is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time 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.
Get outdoors at Ireland's School of Falconry and Dromoland Castle. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Burren Birds of Prey Centre. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Galway attractions planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Galway sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and Drummindoo Stud. Take a break from the city and head to Atlantic Drive and Croagh Patrick. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ceide Fields and look for gifts at Mcloughlins Bookshop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Westport, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to 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): contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then head outdoors with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough 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. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Kilkee Cliff Walk, make a trip to Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then walk around Burren National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Liscannor online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. December in Liscannor sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time 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.
Family-friendly places like Dingle Peninsula and Inch Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Slea Head Drive and Coumeenoole Beach. Spend a day of island exploring on the 24th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and head off the coast to Great Blasket Island.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle tour itinerary website.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Dingle, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time 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. Bring the kids along to Beara Way and Torc Waterfall. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, explore the fascinating underground world of Crag Cave, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Killarney, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Rothe House and Garden, get outside with Hawkeye School of Falconry, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally look for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey and then identify plant and animal life at Secret Valley Wildlife Park.

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

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can 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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