32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

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32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Red Deer
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Listowel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Limerick
— 2 nights
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Trim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dungarvan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Wexford
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Red Deer

2
days
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, play a few rounds at Fota Island Resort, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, then contemplate the long history of James Fort, and finally get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cork online journey planner .

Red Deer, Canada to Cork is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Red Deer to Cork due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Red Deer in May, expect nights in Cork to be somewhat warmer, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Golf

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Kinsale, Fota Island Resort, Spike Island
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Crawford Art Gallery ©
Crawford Art Gallery
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre

3
days
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Climbing Tours and Muckross Abbey. St. Mary's Cathedral and Kerry County Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Rossbeigh Beach in Glenbeigh, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Torc Mountain Walk, stroll through The Kerry Way, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm.

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Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Rossbeigh Beach, Kerry County Museum
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Climbing Tours
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Rossbeigh Beach ©
Rossbeigh Beach

2
days
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Riasc, and finally kick back and relax at Ventry Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, and then explore the striking landscape at Skelligs Rock.

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You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Listowel.

Things to do in Dingle

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Cahersiveen, Ventry Beach, Skelligs Rock
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Riasc ©
Riasc
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church

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hours
Listowel

Listowel ©
Listowel is a Heritage town and a market town in County Kerry, Ireland, and is situated on the River Feale, 28km from the county town, Tralee. On the 26th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Listowel Military Museum, explore the ancient world of Listowel Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Carrigafoyle Castle, then steep yourself in history at Nine Daughters Hole, and finally kick back and relax at The Nuns Beach.

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You can drive from Dingle to Listowel in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Listowel

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Ballybunion, Carrigafoyle Castle
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Listowel Castle ©
Listowel Castle

2
days
Limerick

Limerick ©
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 27th (Mon): stop by The Lawrence Collection Costume Photography, contemplate the long history of Askeaton Friary, then steep yourself in history at Desmond Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Abbey Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Augustinian Friary. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at McKernan Woollen Mills, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Flannan's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Nenagh Heritage Museum, and finally explore the activities along River Shannon.

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Getting from Listowel to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Limerick sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Limerick

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Adare, The Lawrence Collection Costume Photography, St. Flannan's Cathedral, Nenagh Heritage Museum, River Shannon
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Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
McKernan Woollen Mills ©
McKernan Woollen Mills
Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle

1
day
Limerick

Limerick ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Augustinian Friary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Abbey Church, then hike along Ballyhoura Walking Trails, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick road trip planning website .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Adare
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Old Augustinian Friary ©
Old Augustinian Friary
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church
Ballyhoura Walking Trails ©
Ballyhoura Walking Trails

3
days
Galway

Galway ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fanore Beach and Joyce Country Sheepdogs. Get a sense of the local culture at Dromoland Castle and Michael Davitt Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong), Spiddal (Spiddal Craft & Design Studios & Standun Spiddal) and Hazel Mountain Chocolates (in Bell Harbour). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Rathcroghan Royal Site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Galway trip planner .

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Trim.

Things to do in Galway

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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Spiddal, Michael Davitt Museum, Royal Abbey of Cong, Fanore Beach, Rathcroghan Royal Site
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Joyce Country Sheepdogs ©
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

2
days
Trim

Trim ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bective Abbey, then relax in the rural setting at Kells Sheep Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kells Monastic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb, take in the exciting artwork at Highlanes Gallery, and then stroll the grounds of Donaghmore Round Tower.

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Getting from Galway to Trim by car takes about 2 hours. June in Trim sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Trim

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Navan, Multyfarnham Friary, Highlanes Gallery, Mullingar Pewter Gift Shop, Kells Sheep Centre
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Bective Abbey ©
Bective Abbey
Highlanes Gallery ©
Highlanes Gallery
Mullingar Pewter Gift Shop ©
Mullingar Pewter Gift Shop

3
days
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Let the collections at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Chester Beatty Library capture your imagination. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach, see the interesting displays at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, look for gifts at DesignYard, and contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Trim to Dublin takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Portmarnock Beach, Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Chester Beatty Library ©
Chester Beatty Library

3
days
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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 in touch with nature at Mount Juliet Estate and Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Jerpoint Park and Butter Slip will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Cashel Folk Village (in Cashel) and Leap Castle (in Roscrea). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, shop like a local with National Craft Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven, Inspirational Gardens & Rachel's Café.

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You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Leap Castle, Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven, Inspirational Gardens & Rachel's Café, Cashel Folk Village
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Leap Castle ©
Leap Castle
St Marys Cathedral ©
St Marys Cathedral

2
days
Waterford

Waterford ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, play a few rounds at Waterford Castle Golf Club, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan). On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Curraghmore House, then stop by Hibernian Gifts, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Woodstown Strand.

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Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Waterford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dungarvan.

Things to do in Waterford

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks

Side Trips

Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), Curraghmore House, Woodstown Strand
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Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan) ©
Curraghmore House ©
Curraghmore House
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR

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Dungarvan

Dungarvan ©
Dungarvan is a coastal town and harbour in County Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Melleray Abbey, steep yourself in history at Ballysaggartmore Towers, take in the exciting artwork at Brigid Shelly Gallery, then kick back and relax at Ballyquin Beach, then steep yourself in history at The Round Tower, and finally stop by Criostal na Rinne.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Dungarvan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Dungarvan takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dungarvan

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Ardmore, Criostal na Rinne, Mount Melleray Abbey, Ballysaggartmore Towers
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Mount Melleray Abbey ©
Mount Melleray Abbey
Ballysaggartmore Towers ©
Ballysaggartmore Towers

2
days
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral, then play a few rounds at Bunclody Golf Club, and finally stop by Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, head off the coast to Saltee Islands, and then explore the activities along Our Ladys Island Lake.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wexford trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Dungarvan to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. In June in Wexford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wexford

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, St. Aidan's Cathedral, Bunclody Golf Club, Saltee Islands, Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker
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Our Ladys Island Lake ©
Our Ladys Island Lake
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral
Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker ©
Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker

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