31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Waterford
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Dublin — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip maker website.

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dublin. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get a bit warmer in Dublin: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Galway — 4 nights

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 Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford), Westport (Westport House & Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre) and Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Galway Atlantaquaria, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, and head outdoors with Ireland's School of Falconry.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Galway online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for slightly colder days in Galway, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liscannor.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Liscannor — 2 nights

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 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then tee off at Lahinch Golf Club, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Limerick.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Limerick — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then contemplate the long history of Quin Abbey. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Old Irish Ways, admire the natural beauty at Terranova Gardens, and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick road trip planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Limerick are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Dingle — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 2nd (Tue) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip builder tool.

Getting from Limerick to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Killarney — 3 nights

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: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Blueberry Hill Farm (in Sneem) and Kenmare (Kenmare Golf Club, St. Patrick's Church, &more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head off the coast to Spike Island, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with Eire Bass and then contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cork journey builder.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Cork sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Waterford.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Waterford — 3 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Waterford side-trips: Colclough Walled Garden (in Saltmills), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, take in nature's colorful creations at John F. Kennedy Arboretum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Waterford online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Waterford sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Kilkenny — 4 nights

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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Kia Ora Mini Farm (in Gorey) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, and admire the natural beauty at Woodstock House and Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary planning app.

Take a bus from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

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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