30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Beirut
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Ballyvaughan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Louisburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Carrick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Beirut

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Relax by the water at Curracloe Beach and Baginbun Beach. Kilkenny Castle and Black Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wexford: Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown), Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Smithwick's Experience, &more) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ballinoulart Beach, view the masterpieces at Blue Egg Gallery, steep yourself in history at Keyser's Lane, and identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wexford online driving holiday planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Wexford is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Beirut to Wexford. While traveling from Beirut, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Wexford, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Curracloe Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Seal Rescue Ireland, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Ballinoulart Beach ©
Ballinoulart Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

4
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Inch Beach and Clogher Strand. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coumeenoole Beach and Ventry Beach. Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Glanteenassig Wood in Castlegregory--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Slea Head Drive, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Fiadh Woven Design.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Wexford to Dingle by car takes about 4.5 hours. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, Glanteenassig Wood, Inch Beach, Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

4
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Escape the urban bustle at Burren National Park and Fanore Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Cong Heritage Trail and Abbaye de Cong. Go for a jaunt from Ballyvaughan to Cong to see Ardnageeha loop about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, get outside with Burren Coastline Drive, identify plant and animal life at Flaggy Shore, and Head underground at Aillwee Cave.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballyvaughan tour planning website.

You can drive from Dingle to Ballyvaughan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ballyvaughan can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

County Clare, Cong, Carran Medieval Church, Burren National Park, Fanore Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

4
nights
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Lost Valley and Saint Deirbhle's Church. Relax by the water at Cross Beach Loop Walk and Silver Strand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisburgh: Ceathru Thaidhg (in Belmullet) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mulranny Strand, relax in the rural setting at Glen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Mulranny Saltmarsh, and don't miss a visit to Killadoon Standing Stone.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisburgh trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ballyvaughan to Louisburgh in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Louisburgh are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Belmullet, Mulranny, Killadoon Standing Stone, Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk

3
nights
Carrick

Carrick ©
Step out of the city life by going to Silver Strand Beach and Muckross Head Peninsula. You'll get in some beach time at Carrickfin Strand and Fintra Beach. Step out of Carrick to go to Narin-Portnoo and see Narin Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carrick online trip planner.

Drive from Louisburgh to Carrick in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Ardara, Silver Strand Beach, Carrickfin Strand, Fintra Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Relax by the water at Pollan Beach and Five Fingers Strand. Visiting Culdaff Beach and Porthaw Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buncrana: Kinnagoe Bay (in Greencastle), Wee House at Malin (in Malin Head) and Dunmore Gardens (in Carrigans). There's still lots to do: stroll through Buncrana Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Inch Wildfowl Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Straghill Beach, and make a trip to Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Buncrana trip planner.

You can drive from Carrick to Buncrana in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culdaff, Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Five Fingers Strand, Pollan Beach, Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Highlights from your plan
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Inch Wildfowl Reserve ©
Inch Wildfowl Reserve

6
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.
Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sandycove Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Seapoint Beach, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buncrana to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Buncrana in April since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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