28 days in Ireland Itinerary

28 days in Ireland Itinerary

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28 days in Ireland Itinerary

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
9
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London


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2
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Culdaff

Culdaff ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Wee House at Malin and Shroove Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Culdaff Beach and Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Culdaff side-trips: Inishowen (in Bridgend), Wild Atlantic Gifts (in Malin Head) and Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium (in Greencastle).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Culdaff trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Culdaff is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Culdaff are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Culdaff

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clonmany, Malin Head, Greencastle, Moville, Five Fingers Strand
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Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Wee House at Malin ©
Wee House at Malin

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Doe Castle and Beltany Stone Circle are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lisfannon Strand and Back Strand Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Inch Wildfowl Reserve (in Carndonagh), Old Church Dunlewey (in Gweedore) and Marble Hill Strand (in Dunfanaghy). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Cluain na dTor Seaside Nursery & Gardens, make a trip to Poison Glen, and try for a hole-in-one at Donegal Airsoft.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Letterkenny tour planner.

Traveling by car from Culdaff to Letterkenny takes an hour. In July in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falcarragh, Gweedore, Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Beltany Stone Circle, 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

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Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit 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 get a taste of the local shopping with Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Donegal Designer Makers. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muckross Head Peninsula, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ardara day trip site .

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Ardara takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Ardara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rosslare.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cyndi Graham Handweaving, Clocha na hEireann, Rossnowlagh Beach, Muckross Head Peninsula, The Dolmen Centre
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

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nights
Rosslare

Rosslare ©
Duiske Abbey and The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballyheigue Beach and St. Iberius Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rosslare: Enniscorthy (St. Aidan's Cathedral, Curracloe Beach, & more), Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rosslare trip builder app .

Getting from Ardara to Rosslare by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Rosslare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wexford, Enniscorthy, Kilmore Quay, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Duiske Abbey
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Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
Duiske Abbey ©
Duiske Abbey
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral

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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 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kilmurvey Beach, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally stop by Aran Sweater Market.

Before you visit Inishmore, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rosslare to Inishmore. In August, daytime highs in Inishmore are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will leave for Galway on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
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.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, admire the landmark architecture of The Irish Workhouse Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Coole Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Sligo on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portumna, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Royal Abbey of Cong
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Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Portumna Castle ©
Portumna Castle

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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 examine the collection at Ballyshannon and District Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosserk Friary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at The Model, home of the Niland Collection, appreciate the views at Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, and then tee off at County Sligo Golf Club.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sligo trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Streedagh Beach, Ballyshannon and District Museum, The High Cross, Rosserk Friary
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Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb

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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), Head underground at Mitchelstown Cave, explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Dromoland Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, then admire the striking features of Ennis Friary, and finally see the interesting displays at Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

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Drive from Sligo to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Adare, Cashel, Ennis, Dromoland Castle, Cahir Castle
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St Mary's Abbey and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glendalough Monastic Settlement, and then don't miss a visit to Monument to Oscar Wilde.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner .

You can drive from Limerick to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 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, Hill of Tara (Temair), Glendalough Cathedral, The Mill at Avoca Village
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