42 days in Ireland Itinerary

42 days in Ireland Itinerary

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42 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + bus + tram + train:  29​h
1
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Achill Island (Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, Deserted Village, & more), The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). The adventure continues: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, find something for the whole family at Westport House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Westport driving holiday website .

Sydney, Australia to Westport is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Westport due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Westport hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Achill Island, The Lost Valley, Michael Davitt Museum, Clare Island, St Patrick’s Catholic Church
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip builder tool .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Wormhole, Burren National Park, Corcomroe Abbey, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, get outside with Backwest Adventures, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge..

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Liscannor trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

5
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: cruise along Slea Head Drive, don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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: Ring of Beara (in Kenmare), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Killarney online travel route planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kinsale: Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton) and Cobh (Lusitania Memorial, President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery, and stop by Kinsale Crystal.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinsale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cobh, Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Waterford Greenway, & more), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). The adventure continues: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny route tool .

Drive from Kinsale to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Wexford side-trips: Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay), 3D Archery Ireland (in New Ross) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, and examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Wexford fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Hook Lighthouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Saltee Islands
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, stroll around Phoenix Park, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dublin using our trip planner.

Drive from Wexford to Dublin in 2 hours. Traveling from Wexford in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Dublin. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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