30 days in Ireland & Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Ireland & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
5
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Evora, Portugal
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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 Beer Tastings & Tours and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Dublin is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Dublin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne
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Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

3
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Atlantic Way and Quay Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and King John's Castle (in Limerick). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John's Castle
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ladies' View. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney online tour planner.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ring of Kerry
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Cork, Ireland

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cobh Cathedral and Charles Fort. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, stop by Iago, and take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort, Rock of Cashel
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Spike Island ©
Spike Island

2
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Parque Terra Nostra. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial das Sete Cidades.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Getting from Cork to Ponta Delgada by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Cork to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cork in June: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 24°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

3
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao (in Machico), Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). There's much more to do: trek along 25 Fontes Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Palheiro Gardens , steep yourself in history at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and walk around Parque de Santa Catarina.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Funchal trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Funchal by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Funchal can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Machico, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, 25 Fontes Falls
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Castelo dos Mouros. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Obidos Village (in Obidos) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4 hours. When traveling from Funchal in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Monastery of Alcobaca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Obidos Village, Cabo da Roca
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falesia Beach and Ponta da Piedade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Old Town Faro (in Faro), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos online trip maker.

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Falesia Beach, Old Town Faro, Cape Saint Vincent, Marina de Vilamoura
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Paco Ducal, then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and then get outside with Pista Internacional Desportiva de Pesca de Mora.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Evora day trip planning site.

Drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in June, you will find days in Evora are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). On the 29th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pista Internacional Desportiva de Pesca de Mora, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Paco Ducal
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

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