52 days in Ireland Itinerary

52 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Sligo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Liscannor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Limerick
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Kinsale
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Vienna

6
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin journey planner.

Vienna, Austria to Dublin is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vienna to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sligo: Slieve League (in Carrick), Ballina (Tir Saile, Horseback Riding Tours, &more) and Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations (in Malin Beg). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. There's more to do: hike along Glencolmcille - Tower loop and identify plant and animal life at Mountshannon Eagles.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sligo vacation maker website.

You can drive from Dublin to Sligo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sligo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballina, Slieve League, Glencolmcille - Tower loop, Dorlin Strand, Mountshannon Eagles
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Tir Saile ©
Tir Saile

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Ballina (Belleek Castle Museum & Rosserk Friary) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ceide Fields, explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, trek along Lake Lannagh Hiking Trails, and cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Westport online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Westport sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Castlebar, Ballina, Cong, County Mayo, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

6
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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk (in Burren National Park) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). There's still lots to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and make a trip to Quay Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk, The Wormhole, Burren National Park, Parknabinna Wedge Tomb, Corcomroe Abbey
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Corcomroe Abbey ©
Corcomroe Abbey

4
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liscannor: Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, &more), Carran Medieval Church (in Carran) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, get a taste of the local shopping with Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and stop by The Burren Smokehouse,.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Liscannor are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Doolin, County Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

4
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Limerick: Ennis (Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, TULLASSA RANGE, &more), Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, get lost in a book at Sean Lemass Public Library, and stop by Ballymorris Pottery.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick trip itinerary website.

Drive from Liscannor to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Limerick are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ennis, Cratloe, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, The Donkey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Wexford (Tintern Abbey & The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception) and Waterford (Reginald's Tower, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, enjoy some diversion at Pococke Golf Centre, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterford, Wexford, County Wexford, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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 (Ring of Beara & Reenagross Park) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Kenmare Road.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Killarney are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Beara Way, Titanic Experience Cobh, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dun Chaoin Pier
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

5
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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: Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton) and Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral, Haulbowline Island, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, and view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

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