22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Kilkenny — 4 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Curracloe Beach and Ballinoulart Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Reginald's Tower and National Design & Craft Gallery. When in Kilkenny, make a side trip to see Mayfield Birds of Prey in Kilmacthomas, approximately Kilmacthomas away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip planning website.

Oklahoma City, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Oklahoma City in March, you will find days in Kilkenny are a bit cooler (50°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Inch Beach and Wine Strand Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours and Coumeenoole Beach. There's still lots to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, and look for gifts at Dingle Crystal.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip site.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.
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Westport — 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, visit Westport Cruises, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House. On the next day, cruise along Atlantic Drive, then see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and then stop by Foxford Woollen Mills.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Westport tour planning site.

Drive from Dingle to Westport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dingle in March: high temperatures in Westport hover around 46°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.
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Galway — 5 nights

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.
Visit Lahinch Beach and Salthill Beaches for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Ashford Castle and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, meet the residents at Galway Atlantaquaria, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galway road trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 7 nights

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Head to Grafton Street and National Gallery of Irelandfor some retail therapy. Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: visit Temple Bar, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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