29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 3 nights
Bus to Rossaveel Pier, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to County Clare, Doolin Pier ->NE, Bus to Liscannor
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 2 nights
Bus
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin — 5 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Dublin, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Galway — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. It doesn't end there: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way and walk around Eyre Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip maker website.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 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 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Inishmore.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Inishmore — 2 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally stroll through Kilmurvey Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Inishmore Playground, discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Liscannor.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Liscannor — 2 nights

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. On the 24th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dingle.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Dingle — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 27th (Wed) at Skellig Michael. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Liscannor to Dingle with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Kenmare (St. Patrick's Church, Holy Cross Church, &more). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Muckross House, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kinsale.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Kinsale — 3 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: Cobh (Titanic Memorial Garden, Spike Island, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kinsale are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waterford.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Waterford — 2 nights

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, then get to know the fascinating history of Viking Sword & Longboat, and finally tee off at Waterford Castle Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, then don't miss a visit to The Clock Tower, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Coumshingaun Lough.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Waterford trip site.

Getting from Kinsale to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Kilkenny — 3 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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Getting from Waterford to Kilkenny by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for home on the 10th (Tue).
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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