35 days in Ireland Itinerary

35 days in Ireland Itinerary

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35 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cork
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Bru na Boinne. Glendalough Cathedral and Wicklow Mountains National Park will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Trim (Trim Castle & St Mary's Abbey) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, and catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Dublin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trim, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Hill of Tara (Temair), Malahide Castle
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Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Get in touch with nature at The Great Western Greenway and Keem Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Clifden (Lavelle Art Gallery & Sky Rd), Monk's Fishing House (in Cong) and Ionad Deirbhile - Eachleim Heritage Centre (in Aughleam). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick, admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport trip planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Westport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Clifden, Newport Railway Viaduct, Keem Bay, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Ionad Deirbhile - Eachleim Heritage Centre
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to King John's Castle and Wild Atlantic Way. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galway Cathedral and Athlone Castle Visitor Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Burren Perfumery (in Carran), Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus) and Doolin Cave (in Doolin). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, contemplate the long history of Clonmacnoise, and identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, Tyrone House, King John's Castle, Burren Perfumery, Burren Birds of Prey Centre
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Let the collections at The Great Blasket Centre and Island and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Gallarus Oratory and Cahergall Fort. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 16th (Fri) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, kick back and relax at Inch Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stop by NU goldsmith.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dingle day trip planning tool .

Getting from Galway to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Cahergall Fort
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do your shopping at Skelligs Chocolate Co. and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Garinish Island (in Glengarriff), Healy Pass (in Adrigole) and Rossbeigh Beach (in Glenbeigh). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, steep yourself in history at Uragh Stone Circle, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney day trip website .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenmare, Uragh Stone Circle, Ring of Kerry, Garinish Island, Healy Pass
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spike Island and Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cork City Gaol and Leahys Open Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Charles Fort (in Kinsale), Clonakilty (West Cork Model Railway Village & Inchydoney Beach) and Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cork visit site .

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Clonakilty, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort, Drombeg Stone Circle
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Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Hook Lighthouse and Bishop's Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Medieval Mile Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Reginald's Tower (in Waterford), Hore Abbey (in Cashel) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). The adventure continues: walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, appreciate the views at Nore Valley Walking Route, and contemplate the long history of Hall of the Vicars Choral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, Hook Lighthouse, Cahir Castle, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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