31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Westport
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to County Clare, Doolin Pier ->NE, Bus to Liscannor
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin — 6 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in March, with highs in Dublin at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and stop by The Quiet Cailin Studios.

Discover how to plan a Galway trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Galway, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive, then take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, look for gifts at Foxford Woollen Mills, then head outdoors with Belleek Castle Museum, then get a taste of life in the country at Jacks Old Cottage, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Westport trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Westport are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, then let the kids burn off some steam at Inishmore Playground, and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, stop by Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and finally make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Inishmore trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 2 nights

Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 15th (Sat), get great views at Cliffs of Moher, hike along Hag's Head, then relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park. On your second day here, go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then stop by Burren Perfumery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, stop by Dingle Crystal, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, and delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dingle tour app.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 4 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Bantry Bay Charters (in Glengarriff), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Lorge Chocolatier (in Kenmare). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally take in the waterfront at Heartbreak Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Military Museum Collins Barracks, head off the coast to Spike Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cork trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross), Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre & Enniscorthy Castle). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) 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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