45 days in Ireland Itinerary

45 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Malaga
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
1
Cork
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Waterville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Limerick
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 5 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
7
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
9
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Malaga

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fota Wildlife Park and St. Anne's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Baltimore (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Sherkin Island), Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and take an unorthodox tour of Drombeg Stone Circle.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cork online holiday builder.

Malaga, Spain to Cork is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Cork is colder than Malaga - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Waterville.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Fota Wildlife Park, Drombeg Stone Circle, Michael Collins Centre, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
The English Market ©
The English Market

5
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bantry House & Garden and Skelligs Chocolate Co.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterville: Bantry (Horseback Riding Tours & Bantry Bay Golf Club), Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Blueberry Hill Farm (in Sneem). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Derrynane Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barleycove Beach, don't miss a visit to Altar Wedge Tomb, and tee off at Waterville Golf Links.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Waterville trip planning website.

Getting from Cork to Waterville by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Waterville can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterville

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Bantry, Schull, Valentia Island, Ballinskelligs, Derrynane Beach
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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Blueberry Hill Farm ©
Blueberry Hill Farm
Bantry House & Garden ©
Bantry House & Garden
Skelligs Chocolate Co. ©
Skelligs Chocolate Co.

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Slea Head Drive and Beara Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Walking tours (in Killarney) and Tralee Golf Club (in Tralee). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and look for gifts at Dingle Crystal.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dingle road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Waterville to Dingle takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Walking tours, Slea Head Drive, Tralee Golf Club, Beara Way
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Dingle Distillery ©
Dingle Distillery

5
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Step off the beaten path and head to Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Basecamp Action Adventure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Limerick: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), St. Flannan's Cathedral (in Killaloe) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, stroll through Ballyhoura Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, and look for gifts at Adare Heritage Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Limerick holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Limerick, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunratty, Adare Heritage Centre, Scattery Island, St. Flannan's Cathedral, Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

5
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 Wild Atlantic Way and Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle & Glengowla Mines), Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone) and Loughwell Farm Park (in Moycullen). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Tyrone House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galway travel planning website.

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 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oughterard, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, Loughwell Farm Park
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 19th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and then trek along The Wormhole. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, then stop by Mary O'Flaherty, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inishmore tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Clifden (O`Dalaigh Jewellers & Sky Rd), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Dog's Bay Beach (in Roundstone). Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and stop by Parade.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Westport journey builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clifden, Parade, Keem Bay, Dog's Bay Beach, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience and Smithwick's Experience. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Reginald's Tower (in Waterford). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Westport to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Clonea Beach, Kells Priory, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glendalough Cathedral and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). Spend the 5th (Thu) in the animal kingdom at Tayto Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin vacation site.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle, Tayto Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 7:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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