42 days in Ireland Itinerary

42 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Red Deer
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Wexford
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Waterford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Dunfanaghy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Red Deer

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.
Kilkenny is known for historic sites, breweries & distilleries, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, appreciate the views at Nore Valley Walking Route, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Red Deer, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Red Deer to Kilkenny is 7 hours. While traveling from Red Deer, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kells Priory
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Wexford is known for nightlife, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, appreciate the history behind John Barry Monument, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach
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The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

3
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.
Waterford is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and examine the collection at King of the Vikings.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Waterford visit planning app.

You can take a bus from Wexford to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Waterford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kilmacthomas, Dunmore Adventure, Ballyhack Castle, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Spas (in Kenmare). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and stop by Killarney Falconry.

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

Traveling by car from Waterford to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Spas
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Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

5
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 10th (Sun), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, get great views at Brandon Point, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stop by Dingle Crystal.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dingle itinerary planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, The Dingle Way
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Ballyvaughan (Bishop's Quarter, Aillwee Cave, &more), Doolin (Doolin Cave & Clare Coastal Walk Project) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: stop by Burren Perfumery, don't miss a visit to Middle Street, explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, and pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dingle in April: highs in Galway hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Doolin, Burren Perfumery, Cliffs of Moher, The Wormhole
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Ballina (Rosserk Friary, Belleek Castle Museum, &more), Cong (Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, Ashford Castle, &more) and Achill Island (Woodland Faerie Trail & Deserted Village). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, contemplate the long history of Clew Bay Heritage Centre, and stroll through Westport House.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Westport sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ballina, Cong, Achill Island, Parade
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village

4
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: Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin), Crohy Head Sea Arch (in Knockfola) and Slieve League (in Carrick). There's still lots to do: stroll around Ards Forest Park, kick back and relax at Back Strand Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Inch Wildfowl Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dunfanaghy Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dunfanaghy sightseeing tool.

Getting from Westport to Dunfanaghy by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Westport in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in Dunfanaghy. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Falcarragh, County Donegal, Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Pollan Beach, Crohy Head Sea Arch
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Ards Forest Park ©
Ards Forest Park
Inch Wildfowl Reserve ©
Inch Wildfowl Reserve

7
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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning app.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Dublin in 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in April, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Collins Barracks Museum
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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