53 days in Ireland Itinerary

53 days in Ireland Itinerary

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53 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Westport
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Killarney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Berlin

6
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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker .

Berlin, Germany to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and New Ross (Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Ring of Hook, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, experience rural life at Kia Ora Mini Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Seal Rescue Ireland.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wexford tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Wexford takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Ross, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Gorey, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Comeragh Drive, & more) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Kells Priory, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Rock of Cashel
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

5
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Buncrana (St Mary's Church, Buncrana & Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Mamore Gap (in Clonmany). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Cluain na dTor Seaside Nursery & Gardens, and step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dunfanaghy trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dunfanaghy in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Letterkenny, County Donegal, Buncrana, Mamore Gap, Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
The Art House ©
The Art House

6
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Ballina (Jackie Clarke Collection & Rosserk Friary). The adventure continues: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, contemplate the long history of Ceide Fields, and get in on the family fun at Westport House.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport trip planning app .

You can drive from Dunfanaghy to Westport in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in August, plan for little chillier nights in Westport, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballina, County Mayo, Michael Davitt Museum, Newport Church, Downpatrick Head
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 2:
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

4
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Achill Island is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, go for a walk through Sli Grainne Mhaol, stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, and don't miss a visit to Deserted Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Achill Island driving holiday planner .

Drive from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. In September in Achill Island, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mulranny Strand
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and explore the activities along Galway Bay.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Corcomroe Abbey, The Wormhole, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

3
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Burren National Park (in Corofin), Ballyvaughan (Poulawack Cairn & Aillwee Cave) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, trek along Hag's Head, and step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor online road trip planner .

Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Liscannor sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Scattery Island, Castlefergus Equestrian, Burren National Park
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from Dingle with a short trip to Skellig Ring Scenic Drive in Portmagee, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, get outside with Dingle Peninsula, and contemplate the long history of Skellig Michael.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle itinerary builder site .

Drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, snap pictures at Cromwell's Bridge, contemplate the long history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

Plan my day in Killarney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Charles Fort, Blarney Castle & Gardens, The Donkey Sanctuary, Beara Way
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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