32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

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32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18​h
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Limerick
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

5
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin journey planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Dublin is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Dublin is 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy) and Wexford (The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, Athenaeum Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: walk around Kilkenny Castle, learn about winemaking at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, take an in-depth tour of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, and sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery Corner.

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

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wexford, County Wexford, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Kinsale (The Boathouse Gallery, Kinsale Crystal, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cork day trip planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Cork are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kenmare (Faungorth Activity Centre, Kenmare Soap Shop, & more) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Kenmare Soap Shop ©
Kenmare Soap Shop
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, head off the coast to Skellig Michael, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take some stellar pictures from Brandon Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle itinerary planning site .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Kerry, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Sinead Lough Ceramics ©
Sinead Lough Ceramics
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Silver Strand (in Louisburgh), Ballina (The North Mayo Heritage Centre, Rosserk Friary, & more) and Moyne Abbey (in Killala). Next up on the itinerary: catch the contagious excitement of Ballinrobe Races, enjoy the sand and surf at Bertra beach, admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Westport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dingle in January, things will get slightly colder in Westport: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, St Patrick's Church, Minaun, Silver Strand, Cross Beach Loop Walk
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilrush (Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre & The Museum of Irish Rural Life), The Pollock Holes (in Kilkee) and Carran Medieval Church (in Carran). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Middle Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kilrush, County Clare, The Pollock Holes, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Carran Medieval Church
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
The Burren ©
The Burren
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then kick back and relax at White Strand Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Liscannor sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Miltown Malbay
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Shannon Heritage, then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then get lost in a book at Sean Lemass Public Library.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Limerick road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Limerick, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bunratty, Sean Lemass Public Library
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library
Shannon Heritage ©
Shannon Heritage

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