30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland travel planner
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Limerick
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 5 nights
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Dublin — 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and St. Michan's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Malahide Castle and Wicklow Mountains National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and browse the collection at Marsh's Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin route builder app.

Birmingham, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:

Kilkenny — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hook Lighthouse and Jerpoint Park. Get some historical perspective at Cahir Castle and Hore Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Loftus Hall (in Hook Head). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Westport — 4 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get outdoors at Atlantic Drive and The Great Western Greenway. Step off the beaten path and head to Sky Rd and Mulranny Strand. Go for a jaunt from Westport to Dooagh to see Keem Bay about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Westport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Galway — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Atlantic Way and Burren National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Doolin Cave and Burren Birds of Prey Centre. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, make a trip to Quay Street, and stroll around Eyre Square.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip tool.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Limerick.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Limerick — 3 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Carrigafoyle Castle. Popular historic sites such as King John's Castle and Dromoland Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Limerick: Askeaton Friary (in Askeaton), Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre (in Kilrush) and Foynes Flying Boat Museum (in Foynes). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Knappogue Castle and catch a live event at Thomond Park Stadium.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Limerick itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Limerick, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Killarney — 5 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Muckross Abbey and Staigue Fort will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Ring of Kerry and Ladies' View. Venture out of the city with trips to Gallarus Oratory (in Dingle), Inch Beach (in Inch) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Spend a day of island exploring on the 27th (Tue) at Skellig Michael.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Limerick to Killarney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.
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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.
Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Charles Fort and Inchydoney Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Ballynamona Beach (in Midleton), Cobh (Spike Island, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more) and Clonakilty (Birthplace of Michael Collins & Michael Collins Centre). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ballycotton Cliff Walk, hunt for treasures at The English Market, and stop by Blarney Woollen Mills.

Start your trip to Cork by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.
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