26 days in Ireland Itinerary

26 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  26 h
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Adelaide

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hook Lighthouse and Cahir Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hore Abbey and Black Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Cashel (Rock of Cashel & St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kilkenny vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Adelaide, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Kilkenny. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in April: high temperatures in Kilkenny hover around 14°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cashel, Hook Lighthouse, Cahir Castle
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, stop by BEBHINN, thenexamine the collection at King of the Vikings, thenget into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Waterford trip planning tool.

Drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Waterford, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

3
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Cork City Gaol and Titanic Experience Cobh will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Cobh Cathedral and Cobh Heritage Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Kinsale (Charles Fort & The Boathouse Gallery) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cork journey planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get some cultural insight at Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey. Step off the beaten path and head to Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Ladies' View. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Staigue Fort in Castlecove, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Killarney travel route planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Staigue Fort, Kerry Cliffs, Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

3
nights
Dingle

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 Slea Head Drive. Gallarus Oratory and Kilmalkedar Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dingle tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take an in-depth tour of Hunt Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Limerick trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Athlone Castle Visitor Centre. Clonmacnoise and Salthill Promenade will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, take in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

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You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Limerick in April, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, Clonmacnoise
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre ©
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Discover out-of-the-way places like Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Sky Rd. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Cong (Glebe Stone Circles & The Cong Heritage Trail). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, and contemplate the long history of Jacks Old Cottage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Westport online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cong, Castlebar, Ballintubber Abbey, The Lost Valley, Sky Rd
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

4
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.
Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Bru na Boinne. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation builder.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Dublin, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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