28 days in Ireland Itinerary

28 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Drive:  10 h
1
Culdaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Letterkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ardara
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Rosslare
— 4 nights
Travel:  6 h 30 min
5
Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Limerick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Culdaff

Culdaff ©
Relax by the water at Culdaff Beach and Five Fingers Strand. Explore hidden gems such as Kinnagoe Bay and Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross. Venture out of the city with trips to Inishowen (in Bridgend), Wild Atlantic Gifts (in Malin Head) and Clonmany (Carrickabraghy Castle & Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Culdaff trip builder website.

London, UK to Culdaff is an approximately 12- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Culdaff are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Culdaff

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Clonmany, Malin Head, Moville, Greencastle, Inishowen
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Wee House at Malin ©
Wee House at Malin

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doe Castle and Beltany Stone Circle. Explore hidden gems such as Inch Wildfowl Reserve and Old Church Dunlewey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Letterkenny: Falcarragh (Back Strand Beach & Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery), Marble Hill Strand (in Dunfanaghy) and Lisfannon Strand (in Buncrana). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Poison Glen and hit the bull's-eye at Donegal Airsoft.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Letterkenny trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Culdaff to Letterkenny in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Letterkenny are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Falcarragh, Gweedore, Beltany Stone Circle, Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Marble Hill Strand
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Inch Wildfowl Reserve ©
Inch Wildfowl Reserve
Doe Castle ©
Doe Castle
Beltany Stone Circle ©
Beltany Stone Circle

3
nights
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Rossnowlagh Beach, make a trip to Cyndi Graham Handweaving, contemplate the long history of The Dolmen Centre, then view the masterpieces at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Donegal Designer Makers. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, enjoy the sand and surf at Muckross Head Peninsula, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand.

Make your Ardara itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Letterkenny to Ardara in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Ardara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rosslare.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cyndi Graham Handweaving, Muckross Head Peninsula, Rossnowlagh Beach, The Dolmen Centre, Clocha na hEireann
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Rossnowlagh Beach ©
Rossnowlagh Beach
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula
The Dolmen Centre ©
The Dolmen Centre

4
nights
Rosslare

Rosslare ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seal Rescue Ireland and Duiske Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Aidan's Cathedral and The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception. Change things up with these side-trips from Rosslare: Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford), Enniscorthy (Curracloe Beach & Vinegar Hill) and Ballyheigue Beach (in Ballyheigue).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rosslare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Rosslare takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Rosslare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford, Enniscorthy, Kilmore Quay, Seal Rescue Ireland, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
Duiske Abbey ©
Duiske Abbey
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally stop by Aran Sweater Market.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rosslare to Inishmore. In August, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, steep yourself in history at The Irish Workhouse Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle, and finally stroll around Coole Park Nature Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portumna, Royal Abbey of Cong, Coole Park Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Portumna Castle ©
Portumna Castle

2
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Creevykeel Court Tomb, then see the interesting displays at Ballyshannon and District Museum, and then admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Model, home of the Niland Collection, take in the dramatic scenery at Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, and then tee off at County Sligo Golf Club.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Sligo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The High Cross, Ballyshannon and District Museum, Rosserk Friary, Streedagh Beach
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
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Streedagh Beach ©
Streedagh Beach
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
Ballyshannon and District Museum ©
Ballyshannon and District Museum

3
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Mitchelstown Cave, explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and finally stroll the grounds of St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Dromoland Castle, contemplate the long history of Quin Abbey, then admire the landmark architecture of Ennis Friary, and finally examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sligo to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Limerick sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Golf Museums

Side Trips

Ennis, Adare, Cashel, Mitchelstown Cave, Cahir Castle
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to St Mary's Abbey and then admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village, admire the landmark architecture of Glendalough Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Oscar Wilde.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Trim, Malahide Castle, Glendalough Cathedral, The Mill at Avoca Village, Hill of Tara (Temair)
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle