41 days in Ireland Itinerary

41 days in Ireland Itinerary

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41 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Limerick
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Cork
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
9
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk and then make a trip to Cliffs of Moher. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor online itinerary planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Liscannor. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect nights in Liscannor to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Burren, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Aillwee Cave, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Ballina (The North Mayo Heritage Centre, Belleek Castle, & more), Ashford Castle (in Cong) and Achill Island (Keem Bay & Deserted Village). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aughagower Church, step into the grandiose world of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and kick back and relax at Bertra beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Westport trip builder app .

Drive from Liscannor to Westport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Westport, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballina, Achill Island, Ceide Fields, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

5
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.
Step out of Galway to go to Corofin and see Burren National Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner .

Getting from Westport to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Galway sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Corcomroe Abbey, Parknabinna Wedge Tomb, Burren National Park
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
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Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

4
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Limerick: St. Flannan's Cathedral (in Killaloe), Ennis (TULLASSA RANGE, Killone Abbey, & more) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, explore the ancient world of Mooghaun Hill Fort, and look for gifts at Ballymorris Pottery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick road trip planning app .

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Limerick are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ennis, Bunratty, Shannon, Mooghaun Hill Fort, Dromoland Castle
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library
Killone Abbey ©
Killone Abbey

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, contemplate the long history of Skellig Michael, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and get outside with Dingle Peninsula.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle driving holiday planner .

Drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

4
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: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Kenmare (Ring of Beara & Faungorth Activity Centre) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, hike along Old Kenmare Road, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, and explore the galleries of Blackwater Woodturners.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Kinsale (Kinsale Regional Museum, Kinsale Crystal, & more) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and appreciate the history behind Lusitania Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cork day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, The Donkey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wexford (Tintern Abbey & The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Reginald's Tower, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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 museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Phoenix Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Make your Dublin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Dublin are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 24:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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