30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 5 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
3
Westport
— 4 nights
4
Galway
— 4 nights
5
Limerick
— 3 nights
6
Killarney
— 5 nights
7
Cork
— 5 nights

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 a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Sandymount Strand and Dollymount Strand. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning tool.

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 July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and Rothe House and Garden. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jerpoint Abbey and Black Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Loftus Hall (in Hook Head), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Kilkenny. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Loftus Hall, Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle, Huntington Castle
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Clew Bay Heritage Centre will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Michael Davitt Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny), Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard) and Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway, view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and don't miss a visit to The Coffin Ship.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Westport trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Westport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Westport, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mulranny Strand, Michael Davitt Museum, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Curraghduff Farm, Glassilaun Beach
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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cliffs of Moher and Hag's Head. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wild Atlantic Way and Aughnanure Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Burren Exposure (in Ballyvaughan), Glengowla Mines (in Oughterard) and Kilmacduagh Tower (in Gort). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, deepen your understanding at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG), walk around Eyre Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galway travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Liscannor, Oughterard, Burren Exposure, Corcomroe Abbey, Claregalway Museum and Forge
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

3
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like King John's Castle and Hunt Museum. Visit Dromoland Castle and Carrigafoyle Castle for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Limerick side-trips: St. Flannan's Cathedral (in Killaloe), Thomas Fitzgerald Center (in Bruff) and Foynes Flying Boat Museum (in Foynes). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Scattery Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Askeaton Friary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Augustinian Friary.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick road trip site.

Getting from Galway to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kilrush, St. Flannan's Cathedral, Old Augustinian Friary, Thomas Fitzgerald Center, Carrigafoyle Castle
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Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Gap of Dunloe and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Derrynane Beach (in Caherdaniel), Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Kells Bay House & Gardens (in Cahersiveen). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, get great views at Moll's Gap, and identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Killarney itinerary planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derrynane Beach, Staigue Fort, Kells Bay House & Gardens, Kerry Cliffs
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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Cork

Cork ©
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.
Visit Blarney Castle & Gardens and Charles Fort for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Spike Island and Mitchelstown Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague), Kinsale (James Fort & Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum) and Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, get your game on at Leahys Open Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Declan's Well and Oratory.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cork journey builder app.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Mitchelstown Cave, St Declan's Well and Oratory, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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