43 days in Ireland Itinerary

43 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Waterford
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights

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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, and contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In March in Dublin, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

4
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Wells House & Gardens (in Gorey), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny holiday maker.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Enniscorthy Castle (in Enniscorthy). The adventure continues: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Waterford journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Enniscorthy Castle ©
Enniscorthy Castle

4
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Cork

Cork ©

Rebel City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow), Old Irish Ways (in Bruff) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, examine the collection at Collins Barracks Museum, and make a trip to Blarney Stone.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cork visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Cork sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Collins Barracks Museum ©
Collins Barracks Museum

4
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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 Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Kenmare (Kenmare Golf Club, Norman McCloskey Photography, &more). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 23rd (Fri) at Skellig Michael. There's still lots to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Dingle are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Explore Doolin's surroundings by going to Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), The Farmyard (in Corofin) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, and hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Doolin, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stop by Lia Arann, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then settle in for a delightful tour with Inis Mor Horse Carriage tours, and finally explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Doolin to Inishmore takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School ©
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

3
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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 Rosserk Friary (in Ballina), Joyce Country Sheepdogs (in Shanafaraghaun) and Foxford (Admiral Brown Centre & Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and stroll through Croagh Patrick.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Inishmore to Westport by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre ©
Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre

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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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: Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal) and Cong (Ashford Castle, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, add some adventure to your tour with Kayakmor, and learn insider's secrets on Micil Distillery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Ireland's School of Falconry ©
Ireland's School of Falconry
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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