31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brindisi
Fly:  9 h
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Waterford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Brindisi

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin travel route builder site.

Brindisi, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brindisi to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brindisi in October, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Michael Davitt Museum and Galway Arts Centre capture your imagination. Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Hennigan's Heritage Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Galway to Castlebar to see National Museum of Ireland - Country Life about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, examine the collection at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, and view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Galway online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hennigan's Heritage Centre, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Hennigan's Heritage Centre ©
Hennigan's Heritage Centre

3
nights
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. Poulnabrone Dolmen and Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations will appeal to history buffs. The Museum of Irish Rural Life and Michael Cusack Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Liscannor with a short trip to Scattery Island in Kilrush, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher and explore the striking landscape at The Burren Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor tour planner.

Getting from Galway to Liscannor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Liscannor are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

County Clare, Kilrush, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, Michael Cusack Centre
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Skellig Michael and Kilmalkedar Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallarus Oratory and St.James Church. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Kerry, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Let the collections at Blackwater Woodturners and The Purcell Gallery capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Muckross House and Ross Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Kenmare (Skyline Gallery, Norman McCloskey Photography, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, browse the exhibits of The Back Lane Gallery, and admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

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You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Charles Fort and Titanic Memorial Garden. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cobh Heritage Centre and The Boathouse Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and look for gifts at Koko.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cobh
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ballyhack Castle and Reginald's Tower. Let the collections at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at King of the Vikings, step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, view the masterpieces at The Irish Handmade Glass Company, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Dominican Priory.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Waterford route planner.

Getting from Kinsale to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballyhack Castle, Cahir Castle, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilkenny Castle and Ferns Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and Rock of Cashel. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Boolavogue Fr. Murphy Centre (in Ferns) and Hore Abbey (in Cashel). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny vacation maker app.

Drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Cashel, Kells Priory
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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