31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Calgary

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Temple Bar, stroll around Phoenix Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip tool.

Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Dublin. Traveling from Calgary in January, expect nights in Dublin to be much hotter, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

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

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Attractions like Pollan Beach and Lisfannon Strand make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff), Five Fingers Strand (in Malin) and Back Strand Beach (in Falcarragh). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dunree Bay, get in on the family fun at Wains World, stroll through Porthaw Beach, and steep yourself in history at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Buncrana route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Buncrana takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Culdaff, Five Fingers Strand, Pollan Beach, Back Strand Beach
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Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Wains World ©
Wains World
Free Wee Library ©
Free Wee Library

2
nights
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 see maps, photos, reviews, 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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.
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 find maps, other places to visit, ratings, 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 Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Carran Medieval Church, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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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

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. 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 go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Attractions like Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Oceanworld make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, take an in-depth tour of Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, get great views at Brandon Point, and kick back and relax at Clogher Strand.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Fermoyle Beach ©
Fermoyle Beach
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
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: stop by Kinsale Crystal, view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. 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

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kids will enjoy Irish National Heritage Park and Curracloe Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Courtown (Seal Rescue Ireland, Gravity Extreme Adventure, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Iberius Church, kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, and admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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

Getting from Kinsale to Wexford by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Wexford are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Courtown, County Wexford, Ballymoney Beach, Curracloe Beach, Curracloe Beach
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Kilkenny Castle and Kilmurrin Cove will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford (St. Saviour's Dominican Priory & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum) and Mount Leinster (in Bunclody). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Butler Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary.

For traveler tips, reviews, 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:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Kilmurrin Cove ©
Kilmurrin Cove

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