17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Wexford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Blarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Westport
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Tram + Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Leinster House. Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Trinity College Dublin. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, get lost in a book at National Library of Ireland, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Calabasas, USA to Dublin. The time zone difference when traveling from Calabasas to Dublin is 8 hours. Traveling from Calabasas in April, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Irish National Heritage Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wexford custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dublin to Wexford. In April, daytime highs in Wexford are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, St. Aidan's Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, do a tasting at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally get your game on at Kilkenny Activity Centre. On your second day here, Head underground at Dunmore Cave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holycross Abbey, then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Wexford to Kilkenny with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cashel, Dunmore Cave
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

1
night
Blarney

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ballycotton Cliff Walk, and then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Blarney sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Blarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Blarney sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Blarney

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Killarney National Park and Ross Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Ross Island. Change things up with a short trip to Inch Beach in Inch (about 44 minutes away). It doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Killarney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Blarney to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

3
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.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Connemara National Park and Hag's Head. Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor, about 1:40 hours away. Spend the 13th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway trip generator.

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Galway, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liscannor, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Burren
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, enjoy the sand and surf at Mulranny Strand, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally ride a horse along Croagh Patrick Stables. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): head off the coast to Clare Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keel Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport vacation builder.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clare Island, Keel Beach, Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

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