36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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36 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Dunfanaghy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Cobh (Lusitania Memorial, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kinsale trip planner.

London, UK to Kinsale is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cobh
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Muckross House, have some family-friendly fun at Faungorth Activity Centre, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney driving holiday website.

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, hike along The Dingle Way, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dingle tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wexford: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross), Courtown Woods (in Gorey) and Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, stroll through Ballinoulart Beach, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Rescue Ireland.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wexford trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Wexford takes 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Seal Rescue Ireland, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:
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Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (in Waterford) and Mount Leinster (in Bunclody). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, enjoy some diversion at South East Ireland, and make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny travel route planner.

Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mount Leinster, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get outside with Wild Kitchen, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Wild Kitchen
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Kitchen ©
Wild Kitchen
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Killadoon Standing Stone (in Killadoon), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Clare Island, explore the ancient world of Carran Medieval Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Castlefergus Equestrian, Killadoon Standing Stone, Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk, Carran Medieval Church
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Clare Island ©
Clare Island
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), go for a walk through Sli Grainne Mhaol, then take in the awesome beauty at Minaun, and then explore the activities along Keem Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, observe the fascinating underwater world at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, then make a trip to Deserted Village, and finally kick back and relax at Dugort Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Achill Island journey builder tool.

Getting from Galway to Achill Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones ©
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones

3
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.
Explore Ballina's surroundings by going to Slieve League (in Carrick) and Letterkeen Loop Walk (in Newport). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the galleries of The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ballina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Ballina takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ballina are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Slieve League, Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Letterkeen Loop Walk, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Tir Saile ©
Tir Saile

3
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Change things up with a short trip to Cruit Island Golf Club in Kincasslagh (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park, admire the natural beauty at Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the exciting artwork at The Art House Art Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dunfanaghy road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ballina to Dunfanaghy takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ballina in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dunfanaghy, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Falcarragh, Horseback Riding Tours, Cruit Island Golf Club, Glenveagh National Park
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Horn Head ©
Horn Head

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin route builder site.

You can drive from Dunfanaghy to Dublin in 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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