36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Doolin
— 4 nights
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Waterford
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Cobh (Eire Bass, Lusitania Memorial, &more) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, browse the exhibits of The Gallery Kinsale, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Kinsale Food Tours.

Make your Kinsale itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Manchester, UK to Kinsale is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park
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Eire Bass ©
Eire Bass
President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park ©
President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Inch Beach (in Inch). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, get outside with Ring of Kerry, take in the exciting artwork at The Back Lane Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Killarney holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

County Kerry, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, The Diaspora, Conor Pass, Inch Beach
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and test your problem-solving skills at Éalú Escape Rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport visit planning tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Westport in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, Westport is a bit cooler than Killarney - with highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Keem Bay, Killary Sheep Farm, Bikes and Boards, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at Open The Door Escape Room, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, explore the activities along Galway Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cong, Open The Door Escape Room
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Open The Door Escape Room ©
Open The Door Escape Room
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Ireland's School of Falconry ©
Ireland's School of Falconry

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doolin: Corofin (Burren National Park & The Farmyard), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, and stroll through Lahinch Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Doolin visit planner.

You can drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corofin, Ennis, Liscannor, Lahinch Beach, Aillwee Cave
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Doolin Cliff Walk ©
Doolin Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: New Ross (Ring of Hook & Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Glendalough Guided Walks (in Glendalough Village). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye Falconry, test your team's savvy at The Great Escape Waterford, and step into the grandiose world of Ballyhack Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Waterford trip planner.

Drive from Doolin to Waterford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Waterford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

New Ross, County Wexford, Lost at Sea Memorial, Curracloe Beach, Glendalough Guided Walks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Carlow (Royal Oak Distillery & Visual Carlow), Wells House & Gardens (in Gorey) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip app.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Carlow, Wells House & Gardens, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Royal Oak Distillery ©
Royal Oak Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Wells House & Gardens ©
Wells House & Gardens

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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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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