48 days in Ireland Itinerary

48 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Waterford
— 5 nights
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Cobh
— 5 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Dingle
— 5 nights
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights

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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: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around Phoenix Park, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

Start your trip to Dublin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
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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 Wells House & Gardens (in Gorey), Royal Oak Distillery (in Carlow) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Kilkenny. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Royal Oak Distillery ©
Royal Oak Distillery

5
nights
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.
Explore Waterford's surroundings by going to Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Wexford (Tintern Abbey, Blue Egg Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Irish National Heritage Park, admire the natural beauty at Mount Congreve House and Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, and get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye Falconry.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford route app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Waterford, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

5
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Cobh

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cobh: St. Mary's Collegiate Church (in Youghal) and Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park, cast your line with Eire Bass, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cobh attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Cobh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cobh

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum, Charles Fort, &more). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, see the sights as you ascend with The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company, visit Killarney Falconry, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Carrantoohil ©
Carrantoohil
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

5
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of Dingle to go to Portmagee and see Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 27th (Thu) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and stroll through Coumeenoole Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doolin: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Doolin trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

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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: see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, and hike along The Wormhole.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore planner.

Ride a ferry from Doolin to Inishmore in 2 hours. June in Inishmore sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School ©
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

4
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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Joyce Country Sheepdogs (in Shanafaraghaun), Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford) and Keem Bay (in Dooagh). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head, and stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Joyce Country Sheepdogs ©
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre ©
Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre

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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: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Oughterard (Glengowla Mines & Knockillaree Riding Centre). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, stop by Micil Distillery, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and make a trip to Quay Street.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Micil Distillery ©
Micil Distillery
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

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