48 days in Ireland Itinerary

48 days in Ireland Itinerary

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48 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Dingle
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Killarney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cork
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wicklow Mountains National Park and Irish National Stud & Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Bru na Boinne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim), Brittas Bay (in Wicklow) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Dublin reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Hennigan's Heritage Centre. Visiting The Great Western Greenway and Renvyle Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Ballina (Belleek Castle Museum & Jackie Clarke Collection), Monk's Fishing House (in Cong) and Drumcliffe Church (in Drumcliff). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Tobernalt Holy Well, and make a trip to The Coffin Ship.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Westport online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Monk's Fishing House, Renvyle Beach, Tobernalt Holy Well, Hennigan's Heritage Centre
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

5
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 Glendeer Pet Farm and Salthill Beaches. Galway Cathedral and Tyrone House will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum (in Athlone), The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna) and Rathcroghan Royal Site (in Tulsk). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, and get your game on at Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galway trip maker site .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gort, Athlone, The Irish Workhouse Centre, Tyrone House, Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

6
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Coral Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Askeaton Friary (in Askeaton) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, hike along Burren way, and look for all kinds of wild species at Doughmore Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor day trip tool .

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Liscannor are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Bunratty, Corofin, Loop Head Lighthouse, Carrigafoyle Castle
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

7
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Gallarus Oratory and St.James Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Great Blasket Centre and Island and The Carol Cronin Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: Cahersiveen (Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church & Leacanabuaile Fort) and Waterville (Mick O'Dwyer Statue & Waterville Beach). On the 2nd (Tue), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Riasc, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dunquin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

6
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ross Castle and Torc Mountain Walk. Uragh Stone Circle and St. Mary's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Rossbeigh Beach (in Glenbeigh), Ballycarbery Castle (in Cahersiveen) and Kenmare (Stone Circle & Gleninchaquin Park). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort, kick back and relax at Banna Strand, and experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tralee, Kenmare, Staigue Fort, Ballycarbery Castle, Rossbeigh Beach
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Banna Strand
Banna Strand

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles Fort and Cobh Heritage Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Doneraile Wildlife Park and Old Head Golf Links. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Kinsale (St Multose Church, James Fort, & more), Mitchelstown Cave (in Burncourt) and Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cork travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Mitchelstown Cave, Doneraile Wildlife Park, Kilcrea Friary
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Mayfield Birds of Prey. Reginald's Tower and Medieval Mile Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: The Wicklow Way (in Wicklow), Huntington Castle (in Clonegal) and Tramore Beach (in Tramore). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, kick back and relax at Clonea Beach, explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Cashel Folk Village, Tramore Beach, Reginald's Tower, Huntington Castle
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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