33 days in Ireland & County Mayo Itinerary

33 days in Ireland & County Mayo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner

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Galway
— 3 nights
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Cong
— 6 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin
— 5 nights

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Galway

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and snap pictures at The Spanish Arch.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip maker website.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cong.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Cong

— 6 nights
You've now added Corrib Cruises to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cong: Louisburgh (Silver Strand & Glen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre), Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard) and Aasleagh Falls (in Aasleagh).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cong attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Cong takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Cong

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore travel route planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Cong to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, and then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Doolin road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 25th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and then contemplate the long history of Muckross House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip builder site.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Kinsale

— 3 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Cobh (Spike Island, Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, get a taste of the local shopping with The Boathouse Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Waterford

— 3 nights
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Go for a jaunt from Waterford to Curracloe to see Curracloe Beach about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and play a few rounds at Waterford Castle Golf Club.

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You can drive from Kinsale to Waterford in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Waterford, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Kilkenny

— 3 nights

Marble City

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: Royal Oak Distillery (in Carlow) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny holiday planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Dublin

— 5 nights

Fair City

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, make a trip to Temple Bar, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Mayo travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Biking Trails · Nightlife
Along Ireland's west coast, County Mayo is characterized by small towns, dramatic seaside cliffs, and classic Irish hospitality. With no main city, the county instead offers a selection of charming towns and villages, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Irish culture at a slower pace. The unspoiled nature, from rugged islands and prehistoric landscapes to jagged cliffs and blanket boglands, are a highlight here.