31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Little Rock

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin attractions planner .

Little Rock, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Little Rock to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Little Rock in May: highs in Dublin hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Achill Island (Deserted Village, Keem Bay, & more). There's much more to do: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, step off the mainland to explore Clare Island, and appreciate the history behind St. Patrick Statue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Westport road trip planning app .

Getting from Dublin to Westport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Achill Island, Keem Bay, The Lost Valley, Michael Davitt Museum, Clare Island
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, hike along The Wormhole, walk around Eyre Square, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Corcomroe Abbey, The Wormhole, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
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. Explore Liscannor's surroundings by going to Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge..

Plan trip to Liscannor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lisdoonvarna, Ballyvaughan, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Scattery Island, The Burren
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

4
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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, trek along The Dingle Way, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle travel planning website .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Kenmare (Blackwater Woodturners & St. Patrick's Church). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, take a memorable tour with Tours, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney travel route planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and 3D Archery Ireland (in New Ross). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle, and identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wexford trip planning site .

You can drive from Killarney to Wexford in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Hook Lighthouse, Curracloe Beach, Seal Rescue Ireland
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Waterford (Reginald's Tower, Waterford Greenway, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rothe House and Garden.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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