28 days in Ireland Itinerary

28 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Wexford
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Dublin

4
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 14 Henrietta Street and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Bray (Bray Head & Cliff Walk Car Park Bray). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bray, Zero Latency Dublin
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven, Inspirational Gardens & Rachel's Café, then admire the natural beauty at Delta Sensory Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Seat of the Kings of South Leinster Sculpture.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kilkenny tour planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Leighlinbridge, Delta Sensory Gardens
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience
Delta Sensory Gardens ©
Delta Sensory Gardens

2
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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get your game on at Playzone, take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden, then admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Iberius Church, then kick back and relax at Baginbun Beach, and finally make a trip to Tacumshane Windmill.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wexford online trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Wexford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Tacumshane Windmill ©
Tacumshane Windmill
St. Iberius Church ©
St. Iberius Church

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Dominican Priory, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Waterford Shopping Centre Lisduggan. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind John Condon Memorial, view the masterpieces at The Irish Handmade Glass Company, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, and finally snap pictures at Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford travel app.

Getting from Wexford to Waterford by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity ©
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Edmund Rice Heritage Centre ©
Edmund Rice Heritage Centre

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nano Nagle Place and Charles Fort. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum & The Gallery Kinsale) and Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and look for gifts at Blarney Chocolate Factory.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Titanic Experience Cobh
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
The English Market ©
The English Market

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Mary's Cathedral and The Kerry Way. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, visit Killarney Falconry, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore hidden gems such as Slea Head Drive and St. Mary's Church. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ventry Beach, take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park, explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, and examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Ventry, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne ©
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne
The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill ©

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): head outdoors with Flannerys, then get engrossed in the history at Limerick Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Limerick tour planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Flannerys ©
Flannerys
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church
Limerick Museum ©
Limerick Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, look for gifts at Kenny Woollen Mills & Lahinch Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, and finally pause for some photo ops at Willie Clancy Statue.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor attractions planner.

Drive from Limerick to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miltown Malbay, Kenny Woollen Mills & Lahinch Art Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

3
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quay Street and Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Loughwell Farm Park (in Moycullen), Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara) and Glendeer Pet Farm (in Athlone). There's much more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, stroll around Rinville Park, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Galway, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Liscannor in December: highs in Galway hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Loughwell Farm Park, Kinvara Harbour, Glendeer Pet Farm
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Glendeer Pet Farm ©
Glendeer Pet Farm
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore hidden gems such as The Great Western Greenway and The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, stop by Marlene's Chocolate Haven, take in the exciting artwork at The Quay Gallery, and appreciate the history behind St. Patrick Statue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Westport travel tool.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Westport House ©
Westport House

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