42 days in Ireland Itinerary

42 days in Ireland Itinerary

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Achill Island (Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones & Deserted Village). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, contemplate the long history of Westport House, and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport trip maker app.

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 flight, bus, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Westport is minus 10 hours. In May, Westport is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Achill Island, Clare Island, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Michael Davitt Museum, The Lost Valley
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). There's lots more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, stroll around South Park, and kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway online travel route planner.

Getting from Westport to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corcomroe Abbey, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Wormhole, Burren National 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. Get out of town with these interesting Liscannor side-trips: Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, hike along Hag's Head, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor road trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive 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, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dingle attractions planning site.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Ring of Beara (in Kenmare) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Cobh (Lusitania Memorial, President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, &more) and Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, stop by Kinsale Crystal, sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Killarney to Kinsale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Waterford Greenway, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Explore Wexford's surroundings by going to Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay) and 3D Archery Ireland (in New Ross). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach, and see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wexford tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Wexford are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Seal Rescue Ireland, Hook Lighthouse, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, stroll around Phoenix Park, and get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Traveling from Wexford in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 10°C. 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:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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