54 days in Ireland Itinerary

54 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Sligo
— 4 nights
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Westport
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Limerick
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 5 nights
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Waterford
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin
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Sligo

— 4 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Sligo side-trips: Ardara (Glengesh Pass, Assaranca Waterfall, &more), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Lough Eske (in Donegal Town). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagles Flying, explore the wide array of goods at Mullaney Brothers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosserk Friary, and step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sligo holiday planner.

Dublin to Sligo is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Horseback Riding Tours (in Ballina), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Keem Bay (in Dooagh). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, get your bearings at Wild Nephin National Park - Ballycroy Visitor Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Westport trip planning app.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cong (Zipline, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more) and The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, stroll through Salthill Beaches, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Doolin: Ballyvaughan (Burren Birds of Prey Centre & Aillwee Cave) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Spend the 25th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project, don't miss a visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen, and stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Doolin using our trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Limerick

— 3 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Change things up with these side-trips from Limerick: Quin (Castlefergus Equestrian & Quin Abbey), Ennis Friary (in Ennis) and Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, examine the collection at Old Irish Ways, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Franciscan Friary, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Revas Spa.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Limerick online trip builder.

You can drive from Doolin to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Dingle

— 6 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 2nd (Tue) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dingle road trip planning site.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:

Killarney

— 5 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Kenmare (Horseback Riding Tours, St. Patrick's Church, &more) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planning site.

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 November, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:

Cork

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton) and Kinsale (Kinsale Mead Co, Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Cork, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

Waterford

— 5 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: Ring of Hook (in New Ross), Enniscorthy Castle (in Enniscorthy) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kennedy Homestead, take in the spiritual surroundings of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Waterford trip planner.

Getting from Cork to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Waterford, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). The adventure continues: stroll through Kilkenny Castle, explore the galleries of Rothe House and Garden, learn insider's secrets on Royal Oak Distillery, and head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:

Dublin

— 7 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: wander the streets of Temple Bar, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and walk around St Stephens Green.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

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.