34 days in Ireland Itinerary

34 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Galway
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Waterford
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin
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Galway

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cong (Ireland's School of Falconry & Ashford Castle) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on Micil Distillery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and walk around Eyre Square.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galway online itinerary planner.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Westport

— 3 nights
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 Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Westport tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 2 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, then stop by Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, and finally don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, then trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally make a trip to Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Doolin itinerary planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 12th (Fri) at Skellig Michael. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and don't miss a visit to Eask Tower.

Start your trip to Dingle by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In March in Dingle, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Beara Way (in Glengarriff) and Old Kenmare Road (in Kenmare). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience and admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Killarney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Killarney are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Cork

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Old Irish Ways (in Bruff), Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC), and explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Waterford

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Waterford's surroundings by going to Wexford (Colclough Walled Garden & Tintern Abbey) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, take a stroll through The Apple Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip maker site.

You can drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Waterford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Royal Oak Distillery (in Carlow). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, look for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny route planner.

Getting from Waterford to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Dublin

— 7 nights

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, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kilkenny in March since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 31:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.