30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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30 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  21​h
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Curracloe Beach and Ballinoulart Beach. Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and Ferns Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour itinerary builder app .

Ocho Rios, Jamaica to Kilkenny is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Ocho Rios to Kilkenny, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ocho Rios in May; daily highs in Kilkenny reach 58°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Ballinoulart Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol and then don't miss a visit to Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cork trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

7
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Penny's Pottery and The Carol Cronin Gallery. Get outdoors at Inch Beach and Conor Pass. Go for a jaunt from Dingle to Killarney to see Killarney National Park about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, explore the wide array of goods at Strand House Cafe, and delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cork to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Ventry, Killarney National Park, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lahinch Beach and Salthill Beaches. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Fanore Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin), Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park (in Liscannor) and Moyne Abbey (in Killala). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galway travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Galway, with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Liscannor, Aillwee Cave, Irish Crafts - Doolin, Lahinch Beach, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Visit Carrowmore Beach and Keel Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Belleek Castle Museum and Michael Davitt Museum. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to The North Mayo Heritage Centre (in Ballina), Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford) and Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny). There's much more to do: stroll through Ross Beach, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and look for gifts at Derryaun Crafts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Westport road trip site .

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Foxford, Killala, Ballina, Keel Beach, Mulranny Strand
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grafton Street and National Gallery of Ireland. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

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Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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