36 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland visit planner
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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 5 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 8 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get outside with Dromoland Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip planner.

New York City, USA to Limerick is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Limerick due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Limerick hover around 58°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 5 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore hidden gems such as Slea Head Drive and Gallarus Oratory. Visit Skellig Michael and St. Mary's Church for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, cruise along Dingle Peninsula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilmalkedar Church, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from Limerick to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough 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 Muckross Abbey and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ross Castle and Gap of Dunloe. Change things up with a short trip to Norman McCloskey Photography in Kenmare (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to Ladies' View, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and cruise along Ring of Kerry.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Killarney attractions app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Cork.
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Cork — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballycotton Cliff Walk and Cork City Gaol. Cobh Cathedral and Charles Fort will appeal to history buffs. Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story & Titanic Experience Cobh). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cork are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hook Lighthouse and Hore Abbey. Discover out-of-the-way places like Medieval Mile Museum and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross), Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & Bishop's Palace) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 8 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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Glendalough Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, see the interesting displays at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and take an in-depth tour of Dublinia.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Galway — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Salthill Promenade and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Atlantic Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Sky Road (in Clifden), Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong) and Athlone Castle Visitor Centre (in Athlone). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, stop by Cottage Handcrafts, stroll around Eyre Square, and get outside with Wild Atlantic Way.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip planning app.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Galway, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 1 night

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. On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor travel planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough 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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