45 days in Ireland Itinerary

45 days in Ireland Itinerary

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45 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Malaga
Fly:  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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fota Wildlife Park and Sherkin Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Baltimore), Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Old English Market/City Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, contemplate the long history of Michael Collins Centre, and explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork itinerary planner.

Malaga, Spain to Cork is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Cork. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Malaga in August: highs in Cork hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Waterville.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Michael Collins Centre
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Skelligs Chocolate and Derrynane Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Waterville side-trips: Staigue Fort (in Castlecove), Sneem (Walking tours & Blueberry Hill Farm) and Bantry (Horseback Riding Tours, Bantry House & Gardens, & more).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Waterville trip builder.

You can drive from Cork to Waterville in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterville

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Tralee Golf Club (in Tralee) and Walking tours (in Killarney). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Waterville to Dingle in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Walking tours, 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 Whiskey Distillery ©
Dingle Whiskey 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Adare Heritage Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Flannan's Cathedral (in Killaloe), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle, stop by The Lawrence Collection Costume Photography, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Atlantic Way and Glengowla Mines. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Horseback Riding Tours (in Lisdoonvarna), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Doolin) and Rathcroghan Royal Site (in Tulsk). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Coole Park, explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway itinerary planner.

Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oughterard, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, Tyrone House, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, Coole Park Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Rathcroghan Royal Site & 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), explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and then hike along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, then look for gifts at Mary O'Flaherty, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore vacation planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. In September in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
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The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

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 Sky Rd and The Great Western Greenway. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Keem Bay (in Achill Island), O`Dalaigh Jewellers (in Clifden) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's lots more to do: cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, look for gifts at Parade, laugh and play at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clifden, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Keem Bay, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dog's Bay Beach
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 Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny and Curracloe Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Reginald's Tower (in Waterford). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and make a trip to St. John's Priory.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Westport to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Westport in September, you will find days in Kilkenny are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clonea Beach, Kells Priory, Ferns Castle, St. Patrick's Well, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Trim Castle (in Trim), Glendalough Monastic Settlement (in Vale of Glendalough) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Tayto Park. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Wicklow Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, make a trip to Temple Bar, admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin tour planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 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 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Tayto Park, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Trim Castle
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 7:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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