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.
You've added Walking tours, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, Trinity College Dublin, and other attractions to your itinerary. 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, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, and admire the striking features of Dublin Castle.

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 will leave for Wexford on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Tour Guide - Private Tours ©
Dublin Tour Guide - Private Tours
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Step off the beaten path and head to Tacumshane Windmill and Slade Castle. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Iberius Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Keyser's Lane, contemplate the waterfront views at Our Ladys Island Lake, and take in the exciting artwork at Blue Egg Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Wexford trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. In December in Wexford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St. Iberius Church ©
St. Iberius Church
Tacumshane Windmill ©
Tacumshane Windmill
Slade Castle ©
Slade Castle

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Medieval Mile Museum and Smithwick's Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Tramore Beach (in Tramore), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Waterford (King of the Vikings & Reginald's Tower). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, savor the flavors at Brewery Corner, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip site.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Tramore Beach, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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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). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and look for gifts at Blarney Chocolate Factory.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cork holiday planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Cork, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
The English Market ©
The English Market
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Killarney Falconry and The Kerry Way. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Killarney visit site.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dingle Peninsula and Ventry Beach. There's still lots to do: cruise along Slea Head Drive, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dingle road trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne ©
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne

1
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
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and The Legend of the Claddagh Ring. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Woodville Walled Garden (in Kilchreest), Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara) and Glendeer Pet Farm (in Athlone). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, hunt for treasures at Galway Crafts and Collectables, and walk around Eyre Square.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip tool.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Woodville Walled Garden, Kinvara Harbour, Glendeer Pet Farm
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Glendeer Pet Farm ©
Glendeer Pet Farm
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Westport House and Clew Bay Heritage Centre. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue, stop by Marlene's Chocolate Haven, find something for the whole family at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Westport road trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Westport are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Westport House ©
Westport House
Marlene's Chocolate Haven ©
Marlene's Chocolate Haven

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