29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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29 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Westport
— 3 nights
8
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Waterford (King of the Vikings VR & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Kells Priory, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

3
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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross), Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, see the interesting displays at Irish National Heritage Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wexford day trip site .

Getting from Kilkenny to Wexford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Saltee Islands, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Hook Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
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Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beara Way.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Killarney tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Wexford to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beara Way, St. Patrick's Church
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

3
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip maker website .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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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. On the 27th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, then hike along Hag's Head, and finally don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Liscannor driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, Aillwee Cave, The Burren, Scattery Island
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, trek along The Wormhole, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Wormhole, Castlefergus Equestrian, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
nights
Westport

Westport
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina), Keem Bay (in Achill Island) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). And it doesn't end there: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, stroll through Drummindoo Stud, pause for some serene contemplation at Aughagower Church, and see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Westport trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Belleek Castle Museum, Michael Davitt Museum, Keem Bay
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

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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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 11:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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