27 days in Ireland Itinerary

27 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Dublin

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like 14 Henrietta Street and The Famine Sculptures. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Cliff Walk Car Park Bray in Bray, approximately Bray away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and stop by Temple Bar.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

4
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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tintern Abbey and Tacumshane Windmill. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Slade Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Our Ladys Island Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wexford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Wexford takes 2 hours. December in Wexford sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St. Iberius Church ©
St. Iberius Church
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Tacumshane Windmill ©
Tacumshane Windmill

2
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Medieval Mile Museum and Black Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Tramore Beach (in Tramore), Waterford (King of the Vikings & Reginald's Tower) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, admire the natural beauty at Woodstock House and Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Tramore Beach, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nano Nagle Place and The English Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral & Titanic Experience Cobh) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and stop by Blarney Chocolate Factory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork road trip website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Cork sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
The English Market ©
The English Market
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

3
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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Mary's Cathedral and Killarney Falconry. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Killarney tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Killarney are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step off the beaten path and head to Slea Head Drive and Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, delve into the lush surroundings at Glenteenassig Forest Park, and find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle driving holiday planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Ventry, Slea Head Drive, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne ©
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne

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night
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. On the 22nd (Tue), get great views at Cliffs of Moher, look for gifts at Moher Cottage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, and finally appreciate the history behind Willie Clancy Statue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Miltown Malbay
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

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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 hidden gems such as Quay Street and The Legend of the Claddagh Ring. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Woodville Walled Garden (in Kilchreest), Glendeer Pet Farm (in Athlone) and Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara). There's still lots to do: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galway Crafts and Collectables, stroll around Rinville Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Liscannor in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Woodville Walled Garden, Glendeer Pet Farm, Kinvara Harbour
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Glendeer Pet Farm ©
Glendeer Pet Farm
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and Westport House. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, appreciate the history behind St. Patrick Statue, let the kids burn off some steam at The Wild West Indoor Play Village, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Westport House ©
Westport House
The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House ©
The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House

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