31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Waterford
— 4 nights
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 6 nights

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Royal Oak Distillery (in Carlow), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Kilkenny is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bucharest to Kilkenny, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in October, expect nights in Kilkenny to be a bit warmer, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Oak Distillery ©
Royal Oak Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

4
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Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Curracloe Beach in Curracloe (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: walk around Irish National Heritage Park, step into the grandiose world of Ballyhack Castle, play a few rounds at Waterford Castle Golf Club, and see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Waterford travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Waterford sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Castle Golf Club ©
Waterford Castle Golf Club
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins Centre, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale online tour planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Michael Collins Centre ©
Michael Collins Centre

3
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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & Boat Tours & Water Sports). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Wed) at Skellig Michael. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip planning site.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and then get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Doolin trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Dingle to Doolin by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and settle in for a delightful tour with Inis Mor Horse Carriage tours.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Doolin to Inishmore in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School ©
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

4
nights
Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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: Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Cong (The Quiet Man Museum & Ireland's School of Falconry). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galway trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Ireland's School of Falconry ©
Ireland's School of Falconry
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

6
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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

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: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and admire the striking features of Dublin Castle.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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