25 days in Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Ireland Itinerary

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25 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Westport
— 2 nights
4
Bunratty
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Killarney
— 4 nights
7
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Glendalough Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Denver

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Clonmacnoise and Galway Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Wild Atlantic Way and Cliffs of Moher. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell), Doolin Cave (in Doolin) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and delve into the distant past at Carran Medieval Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning site .

Denver, USA to Galway is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Corcomroe Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Carran Medieval Church, Aillwee Cave
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Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 5th (Sun), trek along The Wormhole, delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

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You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
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 6th (Mon): grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Newport Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, contemplate the long history of Killadoon Standing Stone, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Westport trip planner .

Getting from Inishmore to Westport by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Westport, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Killadoon Standing Stone, The Lost Valley, Newport Church, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

1
night
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, and then catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bunratty driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Bunratty takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

King John's Castle, Castlefergus Equestrian
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dingle Peninsula. Visiting Conor Pass and Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my day in Dingle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Dingle, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Muckross Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ross Castle and Charles Fort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Cork (Cork City Gaol & St. Anne's Church) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry.

To find out how to plan a trip to Killarney, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Killarney sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cork, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Charles Fort, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

3
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mayfield Birds of Prey and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Hore Abbey and Cahir Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip builder site .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cashel, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Hook Lighthouse, Cahir Castle
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

2
nights
Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Powerscourt Gardens and House, contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glendalough Village online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Glendalough Village in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glendalough Village when traveling from Kilkenny in April, with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Glendalough Cathedral, The Mill at Avoca Village
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Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Trim Castle (in Trim). Spend the 24th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, and browse the exhibits of 14 Henrietta Street.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dublin online road trip planner .

You can drive from Glendalough Village to Dublin in 1.5 hours. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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