36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 5 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 8 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Limerick — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get outside with Dromoland Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip planner.

New York City, USA to Limerick is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Limerick due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Limerick hover around 58°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 5 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore hidden gems such as Slea Head Drive and Inch Beach. Visit Gallarus Oratory and Skellig Michael for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Dingle sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 5 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Muckross Abbey and St. Mary's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ross Castle and Ladies' View. Venture out of the city with trips to Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & Norman McCloskey Photography). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, go for a walk through Muckross House, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and cruise along Ring of Kerry.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Killarney attractions app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Cork.
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Cork — 3 nights

Rebel City

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 Ballycotton Cliff Walk and Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story. Cobh Cathedral and Blarney Castle & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Cork are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hook Lighthouse and Hore Abbey. Discover out-of-the-way places like Medieval Mile Museum and Black Abbey. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & Bishop's Palace), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Experience, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 8 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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Glendalough Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Galway — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Salthill Promenade and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong), Sky Road (in Clifden) and Athlone Castle Visitor Centre (in Athlone). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive, look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, stroll around Eyre Square, and get outside with Wild Atlantic Way.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 1 night

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 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor travel planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In November in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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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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