36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 4 nights
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Waterford
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 7 nights
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Dublin — 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Irish Military War Museum & Family Park and Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery. Step out of the city life by going to Howth Hills and Dublin Mountains. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Hill of Slane in Slane--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, visit a coastal fixture at Poolbeg Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach.

Before you visit Dublin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.
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Galway — 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fanore Beach and Hag's Head. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Abbey of Cong and Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cong (The Hungry Monk Art and Craft Gallery & Monk's Fishing House) and Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower & Coole Park Nature Reserve). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Athenry Castle, delve into the distant past at Athenry Dominican Priory, make a trip to Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Galway trip planning tool.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Limerick.
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Limerick — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 29th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Limerick Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

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You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. September in Limerick sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.
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Dingle — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as St James' Church and Dun Chaoin Pier are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Celtic Nature Walking Tours and Dingle Marina Dive Centre. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Riasc, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, tee off at Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dick Macks Brewhouse.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dingle tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 5 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Mary's Cathedral and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney Falconry and Torc Mountain Walk. Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Kenmare to see Old Kenmare Road about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, pause for some photo ops at King Puck, and explore the activities along Lough Leane.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Killarney road trip planning website.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nano Nagle Place and St Declan's Well and Oratory. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Mary's Collegiate Church and St. Oliver's Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Kinsale (Kinsale Mead Co & James Fort) and St Colman’s Cathedral (in Cobh). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, and wander the streets of St Patrick Street.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waterford.
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Waterford — 2 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.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, and then visit The Apple Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Ormond Castle, and then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Waterford trip maker site.

You can drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October in Waterford, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hawkeye School of Falconry and Holycross Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Butter Slip and St Marys Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Carlow (Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary & Duckett's Grove) and Cashel Folk Village (in Cashel). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfane Church, view the masterpieces at Valerie Walshe Contemporary, browse the exhibits of The Kilkenny Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Duiske Abbey.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Take a bus from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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