24 days in Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Letterkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Dublin
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hore Abbey and Ballycotton Cliff Walk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterford Greenway and St. Anne's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Cobh (Titanic Experience Cobh & Cobh Cathedral) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cork trip maker website.

New York City, USA to Cork is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Cork is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Cork to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Cahir Castle, Hore Abbey, Waterford Greenway, Charles Fort
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kerry Cliffs and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Torc Mountain Walk and Garinish Island. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: The Craft Shop (in Bantry) and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare). There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get outside with Ring of Kerry, make a trip to Ladies' View, and admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip builder.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, The Craft Shop, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Ring of Kerry, Garinish Island
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory. Escape the urban bustle at Conor Pass and Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip planning website.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
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Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Get outdoors at Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Wild Atlantic Way. Popular historic sites such as Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and King John's Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Mary's Cathedral (in Limerick), Doolin Cave (in Doolin) and Clonmacnoise (in County Offaly). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Galway tour itinerary website.

Getting from Dingle to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dingle in June since evenings lows in Galway dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Limerick, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, Doolin Cave, Clonmacnoise
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre ©
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Keem Bay and Church of the Seven Daughters. Take a break from the city and head to Keel Beach and The Great Western Greenway. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Westport tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Achill Island, Sky Rd, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Church of the Seven Daughters, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Church of the Seven Daughters ©
Church of the Seven Daughters

1
night
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle and then explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Letterkenny travel route site.

Getting from Westport to Letterkenny by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Letterkenny are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenveagh National Park
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Russborough House and Wicklow Mountains National Park are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maudlin Cemetery and Our Lady of Trim and Duleek Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Dublin in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Letterkenny in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Trim, Bru na Boinne, Duleek Abbey, Russborough House
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Russborough House ©
Russborough House
Duleek Abbey ©
Duleek Abbey

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