40 days in Ireland Itinerary

40 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland holiday planner

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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 5 nights
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Inisheer
— 2 nights
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
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Doolin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Kilkenny

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

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Sydney, Australia to Kilkenny 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. In June, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Kinsale

— 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinsale: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton) and Cobh (President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Annie Moore Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, and stroll through Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Kenmare (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Ring of Beara) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Dingle

— 5 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 26th (Sun) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilmalkedar Church, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inisheer.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Inisheer

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Inishere Lighthouse and then don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Aran Seaweed Baths and Spa, then delve into the distant past at St. Caomhan’s Church, and then delve into the distant past at O'Brien's Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inisheer tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Dingle to Inisheer with the Route module. In June in Inisheer, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
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Inishmore

— 3 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, trails, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inishmore trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inisheer to Inishmore. In July, daytime highs in Inishmore are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doolin: Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, head off the coast to Scattery Island, join in the after-dark buzz at Irish Crafts - Doolin, and play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Doolin day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. In July in Doolin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Galway

— 5 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: Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong) and The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking (in Ballyconneely). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Quay Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway day trip planning app.

Getting from Doolin to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Galway are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On the next day, stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Westport House, and then stroll through The Great Western Greenway.

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

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Westport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Dublin

— 6 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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:

Ireland travel guide

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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.