31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Buncrana
— 4 nights
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Ballina
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Wexford
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Temple Bar and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin road trip app.

Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in January, you will find days in Dublin are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are much warmer (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Attractions like Five Fingers Strand and Pollan Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Back Strand Beach (in Falcarragh) and Culdaff (Culdaff Beach & Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dunree Bay, steep yourself in history at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lisfannon Strand, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Buncrana.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Buncrana driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Buncrana takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Culdaff, Pollan Beach, Back Strand Beach, Five Fingers Strand
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Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross ©
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross
Wains World ©
Wains World

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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, steep yourself in history at Rosserk Friary, then stroll through Ross Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrowmore Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Admiral Brown Centre, then get your game on at Murder Mystery Ireland, then pause for some photo ops at Gore Knox Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Saint Mary's Well.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ballina online road trip planner.

Drive from Buncrana to Ballina in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ballina when traveling from Buncrana in January, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Killala, Foxford
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The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Moyne Abbey ©
Moyne Abbey
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then explore the ancient world of Carran Medieval Church, and then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Forthill Graveyard, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, then get curious at James Mitchell Geology Museum, then get in on the family fun at Galway City Karting, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Tom O' Hawks Indoor Axe Throwing Events.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Galway online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Carran Medieval Church
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Galway City Karting ©
Galway City Karting
James Mitchell Geology Museum ©
James Mitchell Geology Museum

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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 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at White Strand Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Miltown Malbay
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park ©
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Attractions like Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers, kick back and relax at Clogher Strand, and get in on the excitement at Explorers World.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip planning app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Cobh (Haulbowline Island, St Colman’s Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, stop by Kinsale Crystal, and get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
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Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Haulbowline Island ©
Haulbowline Island
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kids will enjoy Irish National Heritage Park and Seal Rescue Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Courtown (Gravity Extreme Adventure & Pirates Cove), Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy). The adventure continues: stroll through Curracloe Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Iberius Church, view the masterpieces at Blue Egg Gallery, and admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wexford road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Wexford takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Courtown, County Wexford, Curracloe Beach, Ballymoney Beach, Curracloe Beach
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

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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.
Family-friendly places like Kilkenny Castle and Kilkenny Handwrought Silver will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford (St. Saviour's Dominican Priory, Kilmurrin Cove, &more) and Mount Leinster (in Bunclody). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, don't miss a visit to Butler Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, and walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny travel route planner.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Mount Leinster
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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