56 days in Ireland Itinerary

56 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Galway
— 6 nights
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
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Doolin
— 5 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 6 nights
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Kinsale
— 6 nights
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Waterford
— 6 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights

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Galway

Galway ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cong (Ireland's School of Falconry & Ashford Castle), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galway day trip site.

New York City, USA to Galway is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Galway due to the time zone difference. In May, Galway is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Ireland's School of Falconry ©
Ireland's School of Falconry
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Rosserk Friary (in Ballina), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, and cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport day trip tool.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head

3
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, trek along The Wormhole, and stop by Lia Arann.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inishmore trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Westport to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School ©
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

5
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Doolin side-trips: Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). Spend the 5th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Doolin itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from Dingle with a short trip to Skellig Ring Scenic Drive in Portmagee, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 10th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: get outside with Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip planning site.

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Cork (Nano Nagle Place & Franciscan Well Brewery) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, stroll around Gleninchaquin Park, and trek along Beara Way.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

6
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Midleton (Birds of Prey Educational Centre & Jameson Distillery Midleton) and Cobh (Old Church Cemetery, St Colman’s Cathedral, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, and tee off at Old Head Golf Links.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kinsale trip maker site.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterford: Wexford (Tintern Abbey & Our Ladys Island Lake), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Coumshingaun Lough, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Waterford online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kinsale to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. June in Waterford sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Saltee Islands ©
Saltee Islands

5
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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, and get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

7
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Dublin

Dublin ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, visit Temple Bar, and admire the striking features of Dublin Castle.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planning site.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in July, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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