46 days in Ireland Itinerary

46 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
2
Cork
— 3 nights
3
Killarney
— 5 nights
4
Dingle
— 5 nights
5
Galway
— 5 nights
6
Westport
— 5 nights
7
Carrick
— 4 nights
8
Buncrana
— 5 nights
9
Dublin
— 7 nights

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hook Lighthouse and Medieval Mile Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Cahir Castle and Waterford Greenway. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, appreciate the views at Nore Valley Walking Route, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour itinerary maker tool.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kilkenny is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 5.8 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kathmandu in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Kilkenny: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahir Castle, Curracloe Beach, Waterford Greenway, Hook Lighthouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

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.
Cork City Gaol and Blarney Castle & Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inchydoney Beach and Titanic Experience Cobh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Kinsale (Charles Fort & Rohan Reilly Photography). It doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at The English Market and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kinsale, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Titanic Experience Cobh, Inchydoney Beach, Fota Wildlife Park
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Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Climbing Tours. Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare), Skelligs Chocolate Co. (in Ballinskelligs) and Banna Strand (in Tralee). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, cruise along Ring of Kerry, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

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Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry, Norman McCloskey Photography, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Banna Strand
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some cultural insight at Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory. Step out of the city life by going to Slea Head Drive and Inch Beach. Take a break from Dingle with a short trip to Glanteenassig Wood in Castlegregory, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, and stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller.

Make your Dingle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Inch Beach, Glanteenassig Wood
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
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Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wild Atlantic Way and Salthill Promenade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Galway Crafts and Collectables. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Doolin Cave (in Doolin), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and stroll through The Wormhole.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway road trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Doolin Cave, Burren National Park
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and The Great Western Greenway. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Quay Gallery and Parade. Venture out of the city with trips to Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina), Admiral Brown Centre (in Foxford) and The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, stroll through Drummindoo Stud, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and explore the activities along Keem Bay.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Foxford, Achill Island, Castlebar, Parade, Belleek Castle Museum
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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

4
nights
Carrick

Carrick ©
Take a break from the city and head to Slieve League and Maghera Beach and Caves. Explore hidden gems such as Silver Strand Beach and Muckross Head Peninsula. Venture out of the city with trips to Cruit Island Golf Club (in Kincasslagh), Narin-Portnoo (Narin Beach & Narin & Portnoo Links) and Crohy Head Sea Arch (in Knockfola).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carrick online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Westport to Carrick in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kilcar, Ardara, Narin-Portnoo, Carrickfin Strand, Cruit Island Golf Club
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Narin & Portnoo Links ©
Narin & Portnoo Links

5
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Step off the beaten path and head to Doagh Famine village and Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Culdaff Beach and Pollan Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buncrana: Kinnagoe Bay (in Greencastle), Wild Atlantic Gifts (in Malin Head) and Five Fingers Strand (in Malin). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Porthaw Beach, steep yourself in history at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lisfannon Strand, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buncrana online travel route planner.

Getting from Carrick to Buncrana by car takes about 2 hours. September in Buncrana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

County Donegal, Clonmany, Culdaff Beach, Pollan Beach, Kinnagoe Bay
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Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chester Beatty and Bru na Boinne. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel planning site.

You can drive from Buncrana to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in September, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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