54 days in Ireland Itinerary

54 days in Ireland Itinerary

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54 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Burren National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Lahinch
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Kilkee
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Kilrush
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Bus:  15​min
10
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Ballybunion
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Tralee
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
13
Castlegregory
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
15
Ventry
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
16
Dunquin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
17
Portmagee
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
18
Caherdaniel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
19
Skibbereen
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
20
Castletownshend
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
21
Glengarriff
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
22
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
23
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
24
Clonakilty
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
25
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
26
Blarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
27
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
28
Cobh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
29
Youghal
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
30
Dungarvan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
31
Waterford
— 2 nights
Bus:  45​min
32
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
33
Arklow
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Moscow

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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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder app .

Moscow, Russia to Dublin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in July, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Quay Street and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Dublin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Burren National Park.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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Burren National Park

Burren National Park ©
On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, then explore and take pictures at Father Ted's House, then steep yourself in history at Dunguaire Castle, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): stop by Burren Perfumery, contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Burren National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Galway to Burren National Park in an hour. July in Burren National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Burren National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Corofin, Ballyvaughan, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, Burren Perfumery
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Clifden (Sky Rd, Kingstown Connemara Ponies, & more) and Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal). The adventure continues: Head underground at Doolin Cave, admire the natural beauty at Caher Bridge Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Doreen Drennan Art Studio, and stop by Irish Crafts - Doolin.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Doolin itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Burren National Park to Doolin takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lisdoonvarna
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Irish Crafts - Doolin ©
Irish Crafts - Doolin

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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary planning tool .

Liscannor is very close to Doolin. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Lahinch.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©

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Lahinch

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
On the 7th (Sat), play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, and then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, then look for gifts at Kenny Woollen Mills Shop, and finally head outdoors with Wild Kitchen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lahinch trip maker app .

Lahinch is just a short distance from Liscannor. In July, daytime highs in Lahinch are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kilkee.

Things to do in Lahinch

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Lahinch Golf Club ©
Lahinch Golf Club
Wild Kitchen ©
Wild Kitchen

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Kilkee

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tee off at Doonbeg Golf Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doughmore Bay, and then kick back and relax at Bridges of Ross. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Pollock Holes, go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, then look for gifts at Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts, then get great views at Loop Head Lighthouse, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kilbaha Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kilkee route planner.

Drive from Lahinch to Kilkee in an hour. In July in Kilkee, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kilrush.

Things to do in Kilkee

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Doonbeg, Kilbaha
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Bridges of Ross ©
Bridges of Ross
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay

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Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Vandeleur Walled Garden, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Senan's Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kilrush road trip planner .

Kilrush is just a stone's throw from Kilkee. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Vandeleur Walled Garden ©
Vandeleur Walled Garden
St Senan's Church ©
St Senan's Church

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Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stop by The Lawrence Collection Costume Photography, head outdoors with Dromoland Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Ennis Friary, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Clare Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: ride a horse along Ballyhannon House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen, and finally don't miss a visit to Shannon Heritage.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bunratty holiday site .

Traveling by car from Kilrush to Bunratty takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Bunratty

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ennis, Dromoland Castle, Craggaunowen
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey

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Limerick

Limerick ©
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 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum, then look for gifts at Adare Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, and finally get outside with River Bank Walk. On your second day here, take in the architecture and design of University of Limerick, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Frank McCourt Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Treaty Stone.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick travel route builder tool .

Limerick is just a short distance from Bunratty. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ballybunion.

Things to do in Limerick

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Adare, Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
University of Limerick ©
University of Limerick

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Ballybunion

Ballybunion ©
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Nine Daughters Hole, get to know the fascinating history of Bromore Cliffs, then make a trip to Carrigafoyle Castle, and finally tee off at Ballybunion Golf Club. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Listowel Castle, then learn about all things military at Listowel Military Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ladies Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ballybunion trip site .

Getting from Limerick to Ballybunion by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ballybunion are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tralee.

Things to do in Ballybunion

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Listowel, Carrigafoyle Castle
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ballybunion Golf Club ©
Ballybunion Golf Club
Listowel Castle ©
Listowel Castle
Carrigafoyle Castle ©
Carrigafoyle Castle

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Tralee

Tralee
The pub-lined and music-filled streets of Tralee allow visitors to discover everyday Irish life.
On the 23rd (Mon), Head underground at Crag Cave, then stroll through Tralee Town Park, and then kick back and relax at Banna Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Kerry County Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and then make a splash at Aqua Dome.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tralee holiday maker .

You can drive from Limerick to Tralee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tralee can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Castlegregory.

Things to do in Tralee

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Crag Cave
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Kerry County Museum ©
Kerry County Museum
Crag Cave ©
Crag Cave

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Castlegregory

Castlegregory ©
Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Glentenassig Forest, then contemplate the long history of Caherconree Fort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach.

Discover how to plan a Castlegregory trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Castlegregory is just a stone's throw from Tralee. In July in Castlegregory, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Castlegregory

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Caherconree Fort ©
Caherconree Fort

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, get great views at Brian de Staic Jeweller, then meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner .

Dingle is just a short distance from Castlegregory. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ventry.

Things to do in Dingle

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Conor Pass
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

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Ventry

Ventry ©
Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntrá, is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then steep yourself in history at Dunbeg Fort, then take an in-depth tour of Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventry Beach. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rahinnane Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at West Kerry Brewery, and then play a few rounds at Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ventry road trip planning tool .

Ventry is just a short distance from Dingle. In July, daily temperatures in Ventry can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dunquin.

Things to do in Ventry

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club ©
Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club
Celtic and Prehistoric Museum ©
Celtic and Prehistoric Museum
Rahinnane Castle ©
Rahinnane Castle

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Dunquin

Dunquin ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dunquin road trip planning tool .

Dunquin is just a stone's throw from Ventry. In July in Dunquin, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portmagee.

Things to do in Dunquin

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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Portmagee

Portmagee ©
Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Skellig Michael. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then look for gifts at Skelligs Chocolate Co., and finally step into the grandiose world of Ballycarbery Castle.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portmagee vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dunquin to Portmagee takes 2.5 hours. July in Portmagee sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Caherdaniel.

Things to do in Portmagee

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, Skellig Michael, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Ballycarbery Castle
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre ©
Skelligs Chocolate Co. ©
Skelligs Chocolate Co.

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Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel ©
Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach, experience rural life at Blueberry Hill Farm, and then steep yourself in history at Derrynane House. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Waterville Golf Links, make a trip to Charlie Chaplin Statue, and then take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Caherdaniel day trip site .

Drive from Portmagee to Caherdaniel in an hour. July in Caherdaniel sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Caherdaniel

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Waterville, Ring of Kerry, Blueberry Hill Farm
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Blueberry Hill Farm ©
Blueberry Hill Farm
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

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Skibbereen

Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Baltimore Beacon, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Sherkin Island. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barleycove Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lough Hyne, then get engrossed in the history at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, and finally explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Skibbereen travel planning app .

Getting from Caherdaniel to Skibbereen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Castletownshend.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Baltimore, Barleycove Beach
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Castletownshend

Castletownshend ©
Castletownshend is a village about 8 km from Skibbereen, in County Cork, Ireland. On the 1st (Wed), savor the flavors at Glenmar Shellfish Limited and then explore the different monuments and memorials at St Barrahane Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Castletownshend day trip app .

Castletownshend is just a short distance from Skibbereen. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Castletownshend

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenmar Shellfish Limited
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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St Barrahane's Church ©
St Barrahane's Church
Glenmar Shellfish Limited ©
Glenmar Shellfish Limited

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Glengarriff

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Bantry House & Garden, identify plant and animal life at Garnish Island, and then admire the natural beauty at The Ewe Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass, don't miss a visit to Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glengarriff road trip planning site .

Drive from Castletownshend to Glengarriff in an hour. In August in Glengarriff, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kenmare.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bantry, Healy Pass, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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Healy Pass ©
Healy Pass
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island

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Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, then experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then get some thrills out on the water with Star Outdoors Adventure Centre, and finally admire the natural beauty at Derreen Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kenmare Heritage Centre, contemplate the long history of Cromwell's Bridge, then look for gifts at Skyline Gallery, then stop by Kenmare Soap Shop, and finally play a few rounds at Kenmare Golf Club.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare day trip planning website .

Kenmare is just a short distance from Glengarriff. In August, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Star Outdoors Adventure Centre ©
Star Outdoors Adventure Centre
Derreen Gardens ©
Derreen Gardens

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, and then make a trip to Ladies' View.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Killarney driving holiday planner.

Killarney is just a stone's throw from Kenmare. In August, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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Clonakilty

Clonakilty ©
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 8th (Wed), enjoy some diversion at WestCorkSecret, see the interesting displays at West Cork Model Railway Village, then kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach, and finally examine the collection at West Cork Regional Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Lisselan Gardens, contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Michael Collins, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary, then admire the natural beauty at Fernhill Gardens, and finally make a trip to St. Fachtna's Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Clonakilty trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Clonakilty in 1.5 hours. In August in Clonakilty, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Cork.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Fachtna's Cathedral, WestCorkSecret, Timoleague Franciscan Friary
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Inchydoney Beach
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WestCorkSecret
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West Cork Model Railway Village

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Cork

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fota Wildlife Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Fin Barre's Cathedral. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church, and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Spike Island.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cork road trip planner.

Drive from Clonakilty to Cork in an hour. August in Cork sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blarney.

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Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

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Fota Wildlife Park
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Fota Wildlife Park
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Cork City Gaol
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University College Cork (UCC)

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Blarney

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A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roman Catholic Church, savor the flavors at Blarney Chocolate Factory, then don't miss a visit to Blarney Stone, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills, identify plant and animal life at Doneraile Wildlife Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Blackwater Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Blarney trip planner.

Blarney is just a stone's throw from Cork. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Blarney

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

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Blackwater Outdoor Activities, Doneraile Wildlife Park
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Doneraile Wildlife Park
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Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Stone

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Kinsale

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Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of James Fort, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, then take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): stop by Kinsale Crystal, examine the collection at Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, then stop by Kinsale Silver, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

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Drive from Blarney to Kinsale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kinsale sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cobh.

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Outdoors Golf Shopping
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Old Head Golf Links
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Charles Fort
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Kinsale Crystal

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Cobh

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then get engrossed in the history at Cobh Heritage Centre, and finally appreciate the history behind Annie Moore Monument. On your second day here, stop by Tregan Craft Centre, appreciate the history behind Lusitania Memorial, contemplate the long history of Titanic Memorial Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Colmans Cathedral Ireland, then stroll the grounds of Old Church Cemetery, and finally head off the coast to Spike Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cobh trip maker site .

Drive from Kinsale to Cobh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Cobh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Youghal.

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Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

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Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Cobh Cathedral
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Titanic Experience Cobh

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Youghal

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Youghal is a seaside resort town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 18th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, then get in on the family fun at Perks Entertainment Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Youghal Heritage Trail, take a leisurely stroll along Youghal Boardwalk, then stroll through Ballyquin Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ardmore Open Farm.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Youghal trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Cobh to Youghal takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Youghal are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dungarvan.

Things to do in Youghal

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

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Ardmore
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Perks Entertainment Centre
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Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
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Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo

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Dungarvan

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Dungarvan is a coastal town and harbour in County Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Lismore Castle Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Dungarvan Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clonea Beach.

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Dungarvan is very close to Youghal. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Waterford.

Things to do in Dungarvan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Lismore Castle Gardens
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Clonea Beach
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Lismore Castle Gardens
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Dungarvan Castle

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Waterford

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, don't miss a visit to Thomas Francis Meagher statue, see the interesting displays at Reginald's Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, make a trip to The Viking Triangle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Waterford trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Dungarvan to Waterford takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Waterford are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan)
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Bishop's Palace
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Reginald's Tower

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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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny planning website .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Arklow.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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Arklow

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Arklow is a town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, overlooked by Arklow Hill. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Wexford Lavender Farm, then kick back and relax at Brittas Bay, and then contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arklow trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Kilkenny to Arklow in 1.5 hours. August in Arklow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arklow

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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The Mill at Avoca Village, Wexford Lavender Farm, Brittas Bay
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Brittas Bay
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Wexford Lavender Farm
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The Mill at Avoca Village

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