29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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29 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sligo
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as 14 Henrietta Street and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Step out of the city life by going to Dublin Mountains and Portmarnock Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh), Dublin Falconry (in Balbriggan) and The Wicklow Way (in Wicklow). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland, snap pictures at Samuel Beckett Bridge, and admire the striking features of Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Dublin at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Dublin Falconry, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, The Wicklow Way
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mayfield Birds of Prey and Curracloe Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Butter Slip and Jerpoint Park. Venture out of the city with trips to King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford) and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mount Juliet Estate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfane Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Woodstock House and Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kilkenny, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, King of the Vikings VR, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Mount Juliet Estate ©
Mount Juliet Estate

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nano Nagle Place and St. Peter and Paul's Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Birds of Prey Educational Centre and Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur. Step out of Cork to go to Doneraile and see Doneraile Wildlife Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Crawford Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cork vacation planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Cork sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Birds of Prey Educational Centre, Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, Doneraile Wildlife Park, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
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Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Take a break from the city and head to Torc Mountain Walk and Kerry Cliffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Beara Way (in Glengarriff) and Healy Pass (in Adrigole). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the views at The Black Valley, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, and look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Killarney online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beara Way, Healy Pass, Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
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Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Beara Way ©
Beara Way

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from the city and head to Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Great Blasket Centre and Island and Gallarus Oratory. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, cruise along Dingle Peninsula, sample the fine beverages at Dingle Whiskey Distillery, and kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aughnanure Castle and South Park. Get outdoors at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve and Kinvara Harbour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Limerick Museum (in Limerick), Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard) and Ballyhannon House (in Quin). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, and admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden.

To plan Galway vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oughterard, Ennis, Limerick Museum, Kinvara Harbour
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Curraghduff Farm ©
Curraghduff Farm
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Limerick Museum ©
Limerick Museum

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Escape the urban bustle at Clew Bay Archaeological Trail and Diamond Hill. Step off the beaten path and head to Silver Strand and Westport Golf Club. Take a break from Westport with a short trip to Renvyle Beach in Renvyle, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, have fun at The Wild West Indoor Play Village, and pause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Westport travel planner .

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Silver Strand, Renvyle Beach, Diamond Hill
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Diamond Hill ©
Diamond Hill
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail ©
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail
Westport Golf Club ©
Westport Golf Club

3
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 25th (Mon): head outdoors with Hazelwood, then don't miss a visit to County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally stroll around Dooney Rock Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Roslee Castle, then kick back and relax at Easkey, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sligo online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Westport in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sligo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Roslee Castle
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Hazelwood ©
Hazelwood
Easkey ©
Easkey
Roslee Castle ©
Roslee Castle

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