29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Exeter
+3
Train + Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
1
Waterford
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ballinskelligs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Leenane
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Travel:  4 h 15 min
6
Inisheer
— 1 night
Travel:  2 h 30 min
7
Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h
8
Galway
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Exeter

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.
You've now added Kilmurrin Cove to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Waterford side-trips: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Cobh (Cobh Cathedral & Titanic Experience Cobh). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, make a trip to Rock of Cashel, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, and identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip app.

Exeter, UK to Waterford is an approximately 8- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Cobh, Rock of Cashel, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Kilmurrin Cove ©
Kilmurrin Cove
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
When in Dingle, make a side trip to see Caherconree Fort in Castlegregory, approximately Castlegregory away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery, and take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle road trip tool.

You can drive from Waterford to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Dingle, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ballinskelligs.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Dingle Peninsula, Dun Chaoin Pier, Inch Beach, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

3
nights
Ballinskelligs

Ballinskelligs ©
Ballinskelligs, officially Baile an Sceilg, is a Gaeltacht village in the south-west of the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. Take a break from Ballinskelligs with a short trip to Dursey Island in Crookhaven, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael, get engrossed in the history at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, stop by Skelligs Chocolate Co., and trek along Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ballinskelligs online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Ballinskelligs takes 2 hours. April in Ballinskelligs sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leenane.

Things to do in Ballinskelligs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valentia Island, Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, Dursey Island, Skellig Michael
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive ©
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dursey Island ©
Dursey Island

1
night
Leenane

Leenane ©
Leenaun, also Leenane, is a village and 1,845 acre townland in County Galway, Ireland. On the 16th (Thu), experience rural life at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leenane trip builder site.

Drive from Ballinskelligs to Leenane in 5 hours. When traveling from Ballinskelligs in April, plan for slightly colder days in Leenane, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Leenane

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Joyce Country Sheepdogs ©
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm

4
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.
Explore Achill Island's surroundings by going to Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle), Ballina (Rosserk Friary & The North Mayo Heritage Centre) and Moyne Abbey (in Killala). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Keem Bay, meet the residents at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, kick back and relax at Dugort Beach, and look for gifts at Lunasa Crafts.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Achill Island road trip planning site.

You can drive from Leenane to Achill Island in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inisheer.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belmullet, Ballina, Downpatrick Head, Moyne Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head

1
night
Inisheer

Inisheer
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Inishere Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck, then delve into the distant past at St. Caomhan’s Church, and finally explore the ancient world of O'Brien's Castle.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Inisheer online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Achill Island to Inisheer. In April, daytime highs in Inisheer are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites

3
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, look for gifts at Lia Arann, don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, and hike along The Wormhole.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Inisheer to Inishmore with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Inishmore are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

6
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.
Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Sky Rd in Clifden, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Galway day trip tool.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sky Rd, Claregalway Museum and Forge
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Walking tours
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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