48 days in Ireland Itinerary

48 days in Ireland Itinerary

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48 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Letterkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Clonmany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kenmare
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin tour planning site .

New Delhi, India to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Dublin, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect Dublin to be colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Letterkenny: Slieve League (in Carrick), Hornhead Loop (in Dunfanaghy) and Fanad Head Lighthouse (in Portsalon). There's much more to do: trek along Mount Errigal, explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Lough Eske.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Letterkenny road trip tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Letterkenny in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Letterkenny, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Clonmany.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Fanad Head Lighthouse, Poison Glen, Hornhead Loop, Slieve League
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral

4
nights
Clonmany

Clonmany ©
Clonmany is a village in north-west Inishowen, in County Donegal, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Clonmany side-trips: Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! (in Buncrana), Kinnagoe Bay (in Greencastle) and Moville Shore Path (in Moville). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Mamore Gap, kick back and relax at Five Fingers Strand, stroll through Lisfannon Strand, and take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Clonmany day trip planning site .

Getting from Letterkenny to Clonmany by car takes about an hour. In April in Clonmany, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Clonmany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Buncrana, Five Fingers Strand, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Culdaff Beach, Kinnagoe Bay
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ballyliffin Golf Club ©
Ballyliffin Golf Club
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Ashford Castle (in Cong) and Keem Bay (in Achill Island). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, find something for the whole family at Westport House, and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Westport trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Clonmany to Westport in 4 hours. Traveling from Clonmany in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Westport, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Ashford Castle, Keem Bay, Michael Davitt Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

5
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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Caher Bridge Garden (in Ballyvaughan) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Spend the 22nd (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. On the 23rd (Tue), spend a cool day on the water with Charter Ireland. There's still lots to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Galway are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

County Clare, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Caher Bridge Garden
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Charter Ireland ©
Charter Ireland
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 27th (Sat), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. There's much more to do: get your bearings at Brian de Staic Jeweller, look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way

5
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Killarney (Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, have some family-friendly fun at Faungorth Activity Centre, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kenmare online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Dingle to Kenmare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Kenmare sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killarney, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cork (Cork City Gaol, Fota Wildlife Park, & more), Cobh (Colmans Cathedral Ireland, Cobh Cathedral, & more) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cobh, Cork, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Wexford side-trips: New Ross (3D Archery Ireland & Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience), Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and The Gardens at Marlfield House and The Duck Restaurant (in Gorey). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, enjoy the sand and surf at Ballinoulart Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, and take an in-depth tour of Irish National Heritage Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wexford trip builder site .

You can drive from Kinsale to Wexford in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

New Ross, County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Hook Head
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford (Reginald's Tower, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, play a few rounds at Pococke Golf Centre, and admire the verdant scenery at Nore Valley Walking Route.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny tour planning website .

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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