30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
3
Cork
— 3 nights
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
6
Limerick
— 1 night
7
Galway
— 3 nights
8
Inishmore
— 2 nights
9
Inishmore
— 2 nights
10
Westport
— 3 nights

3
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Glendalough Cathedral and Malahide Castle. Get some historical perspective at Trim Castle and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Dublin reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle, Malahide Castle
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
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Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Smithwick's Experience and Cahir Castle. Hook Lighthouse and Hore Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Bishop's Palace & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Hore Abbey, Hook Lighthouse, Cahir Castle
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cork City Gaol and Charles Fort. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cobh Cathedral and Ballycotton Cliff Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Midleton (Jameson Distillery Midleton & Choctaw Native American Monument), Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre & Titanic Experience Cobh). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cork trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort, Inchydoney Beach
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gap of Dunloe and Muckross Abbey. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallarus Oratory and The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island. Step out of the city life by going to Slea Head Drive and Conor Pass. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, cruise along Dingle Peninsula, sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, and kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Dingle holiday planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, Dingle Peninsula, The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum, step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Cruises Street, Limerick.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick visit planning site.

Drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Limerick sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glengowla Mines and Portumna Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Curraghduff Farm and Doo Lough Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk) and The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle, and contemplate the long history of Tyrone House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galway online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oughterard, Portumna, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Tyrone House
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre

2
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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and then stop by Aran Sweater Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Blow Holes.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip planner.

Traveling by taxi from Galway to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Inishmore sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
Aran Sweater Market ©
Aran Sweater Market

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by Lia Arann, delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, thenexplore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, and finally explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach and then stroll through The Wormhole.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip itinerary planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Dun Eochla ©
Dun Eochla
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get some historical perspective at Gothic Chapel and Abbaye de Cong. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Mary's Church and The Quay Gallery. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Diamond Hill (in Letterfrack), Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny) and Silver Strand (in Louisburgh). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport online road trip planner.

Getting from Inishmore to Westport by taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cong, Diamond Hill, Gothic Chapel, Ballintubber Abbey, Mulranny Strand
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

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