32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland route builder

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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Limerick
— 1 night
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Westport
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Waterford
— 3 nights
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Cobh
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle road trip app.

Madrid, Spain to Dingle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Dingle to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Limerick online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Trails · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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Galway

— 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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Doolin Pitch & Putt (in Doolin), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Lahinch Golf Club (in Lahinch). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Scattery Island, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, take a tour by water with Dolphinwatch, and go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Galway trip builder.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Limerick in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Ashford Castle (in Cong), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Westport trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Westport to Dublin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Kilkenny

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Kia Ora Mini Farm (in Gorey) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Waterford

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterford: Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, steep yourself in history at Reginald's Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterford Greenway, and stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Waterford road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Waterford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cobh.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Cobh

— 3 nights
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Step out of Cobh with an excursion to Birds of Prey Educational Centre in Midleton--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Spike Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Old Church Cemetery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cobh trip planner.

Drive from Waterford to Cobh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cobh can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cobh

Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Kenmare (Kenmare Golf Club & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Ring of Kerry Golf Club (in Templenoe). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Muckross House, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner.

Getting from Cobh to Killarney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

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.