29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 14 Henrietta Street and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Step off the beaten path and head to Dublin Mountains and National Library of Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: The Wicklow Way (in Wicklow) and Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and steep yourself in history at Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Wicklow Way, Portmarnock Beach, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Dublin Falconry
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Dublin Mountains ©
Dublin Mountains
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
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.
Butter Slip and Mount Juliet Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mayfield Birds of Prey and King of the Vikings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodstock House and Gardens, and browse for treasures at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

King of the Vikings, Curracloe Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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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.
Nano Nagle Place and The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Birds of Prey Educational Centre and Crawford Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur (in Bruff), Doneraile Wildlife Park (in Doneraile) and Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church (in Glandore). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, stop by Walk Shoes, and don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Fort.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cork trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, Birds of Prey Educational Centre, Doneraile Wildlife Park, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Torc Mountain Walk and St. Mary's Cathedral. Visiting Kerry Cliffs and Falconry Kerry will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Healy Pass (in Adrigole) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). The adventure continues: stop by Killarney Falconry, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carrantoohil.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Healy Pass, Kerry Cliffs, Beara Way
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.
Get in touch with nature at Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dingle Peninsula and Inch Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Dingle Peninsula
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.
Get outdoors at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve and Curraghduff Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aughnanure Castle and St. Augustine's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Ballyhannon House (in Quin), Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara) and Limerick Museum (in Limerick). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, stroll around South Park, and examine the collection at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Galway trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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

Ennis, Oughterard, Kinvara Harbour, Limerick Museum
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.
Get some cultural insight at Holy Trinity Church and The Quay Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Clew Bay Archaeological Trail and Diamond Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Renvyle Beach (in Renvyle) and Silver Strand (in Louisburgh). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let the kids burn off some steam at The Wild West Indoor Play Village, pause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue, and look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Westport itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Westport sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 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

Renvyle Beach, Silver Strand, Diamond Hill
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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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

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): head outdoors with Hazelwood, 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 walk around Dooney Rock Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Roslee Castle, stroll through Easkey, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sligo road trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Westport in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sligo, with lows of 11°C. 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
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Roslee Castle ©
Roslee Castle
Dooney Rock Forest Park ©
Dooney Rock Forest Park

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