24 days in Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland Itinerary

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24 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
+4
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train:  15​h 30​min
1
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Gweedore
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
10
Achill Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Tulsa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Coole Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galway tour itinerary app .

Tulsa, USA to Galway is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tulsa to Galway due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tulsa in May, you will find days in Galway are much colder (57°F), and nights are little chillier (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Aughnanure Castle
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 23rd (Sat), grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then pause for some serene contemplation at Newport Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, and then stroll through The Lost Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Westport vacation planner.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Westport sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Kylemore, Newport Church, The Lost Valley, Ballintubber Abbey
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Slea Head Drive.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dingle tour planner .

Drive from Westport to Dingle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

2
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 27th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Climbing Tours
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cork attractions planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hall of the Vicars Choral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny day trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hall of the Vicars Choral, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
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.
Bru na Boinne has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, then take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder website .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kilkenny in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gweedore.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
nights
Gweedore

Gweedore ©
Gweedore is an Irish-speaking parish located on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gweedore tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Dublin to Gweedore in 4 hours. Traveling from Dublin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gweedore, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gweedore

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Glenveagh National Park, Cruit Island Golf Club
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Cruit Island Golf Club ©
Cruit Island Golf Club

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through The Wormhole, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and then stop by Aran Sweater Market. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inishmore online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gweedore to Inishmore. In June in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

3
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trek along Woodland Faerie Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Sli Grainne Mhaol, then take an in-depth tour of Achill Heritage Centre, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Achill Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Achill Island sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones ©
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones

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