17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
2
Wicklow
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Wexford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
8
Dunquin
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Sligo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
11
Donegal Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Carrick
— Few hours
Drive:  10 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walking tours, Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and then take in a show at An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies.

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London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Tours Nightlife
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Wicklow

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, see human ingenuity at work at Vartry Reservoir, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wicklow Way, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glendalough Upper Lake, and finally hike along Devils Glen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wicklow trip website.

Getting from Dublin to Wicklow by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Wicklow, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Wicklow

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Vartry Reservoir, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Glendalough Upper Lake ©
Glendalough Upper Lake

1
night
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. You've now added The Irish Experience to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): add some fun to your beach time The Irish Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, then steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to Tacumshane Windmill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Iberius Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wexford online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Wexford takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites
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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jerpoint Park as well as Kilkenny Cycling Tours. On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then pedal to the sights with Kilkenny Cycling Tours, and then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

1
night
Cork

Cork
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.
On the 24th (Tue), head outdoors with Play Gaelic Games.

Before you visit Cork, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Cork are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Outdoors
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2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney National Park has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Killarney Falconry and Falconry Kerry. Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Kenmare to see Reenagross Park about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carrantoohil, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the verdant scenery at The Black Valley, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

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Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Killarney are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Carrantoohil ©
Carrantoohil

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stand-Up Paddleboarding as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Sweet Pea Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dingle tour planner.

You can 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 in Dingle, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows

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hours
Dunquin

Dunquin
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dunquin trip builder site.

Dunquin is very close to Dingle. March in Dunquin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Galway on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Dunquin

Outdoors Parks Museums

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walking tours as well as Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Galway City Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cong (The Quiet Cailin Studios & Monk's Fishing House) and Joyce Country Sheepdogs (in Shanafaraghaun). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, walk around Rinville Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and deepen your understanding at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Galway sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Cong, Joyce Country Sheepdogs
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Joyce Country Sheepdogs ©
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Sligo

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dunmoran Strand as well as Sligo Kayak Tours. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): paddle through the water with Sligo Kayak Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunmoran Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with The Lough Gill Drive, take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo holiday planner.

Drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sligo when traveling from Galway in March, with lows around 6°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Rosses Point Loop Walk
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Horseback Riding Tours
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Sligo Kayak Tours ©
Sligo Kayak Tours

2
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll the grounds of Famine Graveyard. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Barnesmore Gap, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sacred Heart, then make a trip to Lough Eske, and finally look for gifts at Irish House.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Donegal Town online travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Sligo to Donegal Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carrick.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Church of the Sacred Heart ©
Church of the Sacred Heart
Famine Graveyard ©
Famine Graveyard
Irish House ©
Irish House

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hours
Carrick

Carrick ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slieve League. On the 4th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations and then stroll through Slieve League.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Carrick online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Carrick takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carrick

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League

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