28 days in Ireland Itinerary

28 days in Ireland Itinerary

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28 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cork
— 3 nights
7
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Columbus

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Ballina (Rosserk Friary & The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition), Westport (Holy Trinity Church & Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre) and Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Clare Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary planning website .

Columbus, USA to Galway is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Galway are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Ballina, Jacks Old Cottage, Michael Davitt Museum, Burren National Park
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Clare Island ©
Clare Island
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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 30th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, explore the striking landscape at The Burren, and then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): head outdoors with Wild Kitchen, take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Doughmore Bay.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor travel planner .

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Liscannor are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Wild Kitchen, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doughmore Bay
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Castlefergus Equestrian, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then stop by Ballymorris Pottery. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Sean Lemass Public Library, then delve into the distant past at Killone Abbey, and then identify plant and animal life at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Limerick day trip planning site .

Drive from Liscannor to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Limerick are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ennis, Ballymorris Pottery, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Sean Lemass Public Library
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library
Killone Abbey ©
Killone Abbey

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Slea Head Drive, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip maker website .

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dun Chaoin Pier
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kenmare (Faungorth Activity Centre & Horseback Riding Tours) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Kinsale (Kinsale Regional Museum, Kinsale Crystal, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and don't miss a visit to Old Church Cemetery.

Plan trip to Cork with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford), Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan) and Waterford (King of the Vikings VR & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Rescue Ireland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and browse the exhibits of Ballyhack Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Waterford, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Seal Rescue Ireland, Tintern Abbey
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©

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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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in April, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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