24 days in Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

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Fly
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Waterford
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Ferry
7
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Galway
— 4 nights
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Dublin

— 5 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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Dublin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Kilkenny

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Sun), sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then stop by Nicholas Mosse Pottery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny day trip website.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Waterford

— 3 nights
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre & Enniscorthy Castle). There's lots more to do: walk around Irish National Heritage Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Waterford sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney road trip planner.

Drive from Waterford to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Killarney sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 14th (Sun), meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dingle tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Dingle are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 16th (Tue), get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally stop by Burren Perfumery. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and then examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Doolin online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 18th (Thu), stop by Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Doolin to Inishmore takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 19th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then stroll through Westport House, and then explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Westport trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Inishmore in March, you will find days in Westport are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cong (The Quiet Man Museum, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Westport to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

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.