17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip itinerary planner

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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Cashel
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at GPO Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in March; daily highs in Dublin reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Cashel

— 1 night
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, then don't miss a visit to Showgrounds Shopping Centre, and finally make a trip to Cahir Abbey.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cashel trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cashel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Cashel are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cork trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Cashel to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ladies' View and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. When in Killarney, make a side trip to see Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm in Kenmare, approximately Kenmare away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, take some stellar pictures from Moll's Gap, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

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You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Dingle Peninsula, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip planning tool.

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. In April, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Galway

— 3 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Atlantic Way and Doolin Cave. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Clonmacnoise (in County Offaly). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and walk around Eyre Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Galway itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dingle in April, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Westport

— 3 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 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Marconi Station, make a trip to Sky Rd, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey, then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Westport road trip app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Westport sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.