30 days in Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Shannon, Bus to Westport
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Westport
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 3 nights
Bus
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wexford
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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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 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Lettergesh Beach, glide peacefully along the water with Real Adventures Connemara, explore the striking landscape at Diamond Hill, experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Killary Fjord, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sheep and Wool Centre. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive, kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then get outside with Bikes and Boards, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mayo Memorial Peace Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Westport vacation builder site.

Louisville, USA to Westport is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Louisville to Westport. Traveling from Louisville in April, expect Westport to be slightly colder, temps between 52°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through The Wormhole. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore tour itinerary planning site.

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. In April, daytime highs in Inishmore are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Doolin.
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Doolin — 2 nights

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, stroll through Cliffs of Moher, then hike along Hag's Head, then stop by The Doolin Chocolate Shop, and finally admire the natural beauty at Doolin Garden and Nursery. On the next day, hike along Caher Valley Loop, get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure, get outside with Backwest Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Doolin trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Inishmore to Doolin by ferry takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Atlantic Way and Quay Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) (in Carraroe), Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle, Knockillaree Riding Centre, &more) and Kylemore (Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden & Gothic Chapel). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Galway road trip site.

Getting from Doolin to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skellig Michael and Dingle Peninsula. Venture out of the city with trips to Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours (in Ventry) and Skellig Ring Scenic Drive (in Portmagee). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Slea Head Drive, contemplate the long history of Kilmalkedar Church, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld.

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You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Killarney Falconry and Torc Mountain Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballinskelligs Beach (in Ballinskelligs), Kenmare (Cromwell's Bridge, Old Kenmare Road, &more) and Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs (in Valentia Island). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Carrantoohil, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 2 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.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Augustine’s Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church. On the next day, gain interesting insight with Cork Ghost Tour, gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally make a trip to Elizabeth Fort.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cork travel planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.
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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 hidden gems such as Waterford Greenway and Mayfield Birds of Prey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waterford: Dungarvan (Clonea Beach & Rally Connection), Glenshelane Woods (in Cappoquin) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's much more to do: step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Congreve House and Gardens, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, and explore the galleries of Reginald's Tower.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Waterford trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, add some adventure to your tour with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then tour or see a game at Pococke Golf Centre, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on Royal Oak Distillery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny route planner.

Traveling by bus from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Wexford.
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Wexford — 1 night

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Iberius Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wexford travel route site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Wexford, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like 14 Henrietta Street and Glendalough Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Vagabond Tours (in Greystones), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Glenroe Farm (in Kilcoole). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, walk around St Stephens Green, and admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Wexford in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in Dublin. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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