31 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Kilrush, Ireland
— 1 night
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Go With The Flow - River Adventures and Hawkeye School of Falconry. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilkenny Castle and Tintern Abbey. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, browse the exhibits of Rothe House and Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny online road trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Kilkenny is 8 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for little chillier days in Kilkenny, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

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Cork, Ireland

— 2 nights

Rebel City

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and then cast your line with Eire Bass.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cork online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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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 Ring of Kerry Golf Club will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Beara Way (in Glengarriff) and Kenmare Bay Diving (in Kenmare). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Muckross House.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Dingle, Ireland

— 5 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Slea Head Drive. Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilmalkedar Church.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilrush.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Kilrush, Ireland

— 1 night
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphinwatch, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Strand Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kilrush trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilrush takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Kilrush

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Inishmore, Ireland

— 3 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dun Aonghasa and Dun Eochla. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dun Duchathair and Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilrush to Inishmore. In July, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

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Galway, Ireland

— 4 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 Cliffs of Moher and Ireland's School of Falconry. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and The Lost Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Quin Abbey (in Quin), Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna) and Ashford Castle (in Cong). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Dublin, Ireland

— 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. Step out of the city life by going to BargeTrip and Celtic Rider. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around Phoenix Park, and examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Take a break from the city and head to Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coastal Route. Popular historic sites such as Moravian Cemetery and Dunluce Castle are in your itinerary. Step out of Bushmills to go to Omagh and see The Abingdon Collection, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Causeway Boats, enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush Whiterocks Beach, make a splash at The Edge Watersports At The Crannagh Activity Centre, and trek along Causeway Coastal Walk.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Bushmills takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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.

Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.