30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Fly:  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:  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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Curracloe Beach and Ballinoulart Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ferns Castle (in Ferns), 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip app.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica to Kilkenny is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ocho Rios to Kilkenny 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can 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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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol and then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. June in Cork sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gallarus Oratory and Minard Castle. You'll get in some beach time at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Killarney National Park in Killarney (about 1h 35 min away). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery, explore the historical opulence of Rahinnane Castle, look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Dingle online travel route planner.

You can drive from Cork to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cliffs of Moher and Aillwee Cave. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fanore Beach and Salthill Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin), Moyne Abbey (in Killala) and Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park (in Liscannor). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, look for gifts at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, and steep yourself in history at Galway Arts Centre.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway online tour itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Dingle in June, Galway is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Liscannor, Lahinch Beach, Aillwee Cave, Irish Crafts - Doolin, Moyne Abbey
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carrowmore Beach and Ross Beach. Appreciate the collections at Michael Davitt Museum and The North Mayo Heritage Centre. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny), Keel Beach (in Achill Island) and Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Belleek Castle Museum, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and look for gifts at Derryaun Crafts.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Westport sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Killala, Ballina, Foxford, Mulranny Strand, Keel Beach
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and National Gallery of Ireland capture your imagination. The adventure continues: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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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