20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland journey planner

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Howth
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Curracloe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glendalough Village
— 3 nights
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Howth

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Howth Castle, make a trip to Ireland's Eye Ferries, visit a coastal fixture at Howth Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, then steep yourself in history at Howth Martello Tower, and finally stop by Howth Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Howth trip maker.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Howth can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Howth

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dublin Mountains and The O'Connell Monument. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Celtic Rider (in Kill) and Newbarn Farm (in Ashbourne). There's much more to do: browse the collection at Marsh's Library, take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland, don't miss a visit to Samuel Beckett Bridge, and explore the activities along River Liffey.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Howth to Dublin by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Curracloe.

Things to do in Dublin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Curracloe

— 5 nights
Curracloe is a village in County Wexford, a few miles northeast of the town of Wexford, Ireland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Curracloe Beach and Blackwater Open Farm. Step out of Curracloe to go to Ballyheigue and see Ballyheigue Beach, which is approximately 4h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of The Raven Nature Reserve and stroll through Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Curracloe trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dublin to Curracloe in 2 hours. In March in Curracloe, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for Killarney on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Curracloe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Killarney Falconry and Torc Mountain Walk. When in Killarney, make a side trip to see Old Kenmare Road in Kenmare, approximately Kenmare away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Killarney House Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Killarney road trip site.

Getting from Curracloe to Killarney by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum and Rinville Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Room Escape Games (in Athlone) and The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, appreciate the views at Doo Lough Valley, gain insight at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in April, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (12°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Glendalough Village

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Carlow County Museum and Glendalough Upper Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to National Bird of Prey Centre (in Blessington), Heywood Gardens (in Abbeyleix) and Arklow (Falconry Ireland, Woodenbridge Golf Club, &more).

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glendalough Village vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Galway to Glendalough Village in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.

Western Ireland travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Landmarks · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.