46 days in Ireland Itinerary

46 days in Ireland Itinerary

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46 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Waterford
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Skibbereen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Dingle
— 2 nights
10
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Letterkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Buncrana
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Carrick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
16
Ballina
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
18
Clifden
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
19
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h
20
Cong
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
21
Vale of Glendalough
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Trim Castle and St. Michan's Church. Popular historic sites such as Powerscourt Gardens and House and Bru na Boinne are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlingford (Zipline & Carlingford to Omeath Greenway), The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk (in Bray) and Irish National Stud & Gardens (in Tully). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get cooler in Dublin: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Cliff Walk Car Park Bray, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne, Carlingford to Omeath Greenway
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
Carlingford to Omeath Greenway ©
Carlingford to Omeath Greenway
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Well, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, and then relax in the rural setting at Rancho Reilly. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Huntington Castle, then admire the sheer force of Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, and then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rancho Reilly, Huntington Castle, St. Patrick's Well
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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St. Patrick's Well ©
St. Patrick's Well
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Huntington Castle ©
Huntington Castle

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Waterford

Waterford ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, then steep yourself in history at Curraghmore House and Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Comeragh Drive, admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, then examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Waterford travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Waterford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mayfield Birds of Prey, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Curraghmore House, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
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Curraghmore House ©
Curraghmore House
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity ©
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lismore Castle Gardens & Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Doneraile Wildlife Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Cork sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lismore Castle Gardens, Doneraile Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
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Lismore Castle Gardens ©
Lismore Castle Gardens
Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery Kinsale, then delve into the distant past at Temblebryan Stone Circle, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, contemplate the long history of James Fort, view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then look for gifts at Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop, and finally look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale vacation planner.

Kinsale is just a stone's throw from Cork. In March, daytime highs in Kinsale are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll set off for Skibbereen on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Temblebryan Stone Circle
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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The Gallery Kinsale ©
The Gallery Kinsale
James Fort ©
James Fort
Temblebryan Stone Circle ©
Temblebryan Stone Circle

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Skibbereen

Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 26th (Mon), examine the collection at Dun na sead castle / Baltimore Castle and then head off the coast to Heir Island. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Three Castle Head, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barleycove Beach, and then kick back and relax at Owenahincha Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Skibbereen trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Skibbereen takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Skibbereen can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kenmare.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Owenahincha Beach, Three Castle Head, Dun na sead castle / Baltimore Castle, Barleycove Beach
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Heir Island ©
Heir Island
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
Dun na sead castle / Baltimore Castle ©

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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.
On the 28th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, and then stop by Kenmare Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Beara Way Walk, then look for gifts at Lorge Chocolatier, and then play a few rounds at Kenmare Golf Club.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kenmare itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Skibbereen to Kenmare takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Shopping Golf
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kenmare Golf Club ©
Kenmare Golf Club
Lorge Chocolatier ©
Lorge Chocolatier
Kenmare Heritage Centre ©
Kenmare Heritage Centre

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get outdoors at Torc Mountain Walk and Kennedy's Pet Farm. Innisfallen Island and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Tralee (Kerry County Museum & Banna Strand). Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel planner.

Getting from Kenmare to Killarney by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Killarney are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Tralee
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Banna Strand
Banna Strand

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nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, contemplate the long history of Leacanabuaile Fort, then contemplate the long history of Riasc, and finally look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Dingle Way.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle vacation builder.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, The Dingle Way
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Riasc ©
Riasc

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Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Flannan's Cathedral, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Desmond Castle, then steep yourself in history at Askeaton Friary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Augustinian Friary, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Limerick online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Limerick are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You'll set off for Galway on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Adare, Askeaton Friary, Holycross Abbey, Old Irish Ways, St. Flannan's Cathedral
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Holycross Abbey ©
Holycross Abbey
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
St. Flannan's Cathedral ©
St. Flannan's Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Loughwell Farm Park, then steep yourself in history at Aughnanure Castle, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower, admire the natural beauty at Coole Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Galway travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gort, Burren Nature Sanctuary, Loughwell Farm Park, Aughnanure Castle
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, then make a trip to Poison Glen, and then kick back and relax at Carrickfin Strand. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Donegal County Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at The Old Courthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Letterkenny online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Galway to Letterkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lifford Old Courthouse, Poison Glen, Carrickfin Strand
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral
Donegal County Museum ©
Donegal County Museum

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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dunree Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Hall, and then kick back and relax at Lisfannon Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, make a trip to Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, get lost in a book at Free Wee Library, then brush up on your military savvy at Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium, and finally head outdoors with Kinnagoe Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buncrana travel planner.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Buncrana in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Buncrana are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greencastle
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay

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Carrick

Carrick
On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach, then contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, and then pause for some photo ops at Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Triona Design, then take in the exciting artwork at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, and finally get outside with Cliffs of Bunglas, Slieve League.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Carrick trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Buncrana to Carrick by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardara, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Cliffs of Bunglas, Slieve League, Silver Strand Beach
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Cliffs of Bunglas, Slieve League ©
Cliffs of Bunglas, Slieve League

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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Creevykeel Court Tomb, don't miss a visit to The High Cross, and then head off the coast to Coney Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sligo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Sligo takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll set off for Ballina on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The High Cross
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Coney Island ©
Coney Island

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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Killala Tower, and then explore the galleries of The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballina online itinerary creator.

Drive from Sligo to Ballina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Ballina, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Killala Tower
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Killala Tower ©
Killala Tower
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murrisk Abbey, and then take a pleasant ride with Croagh Patrick Stables. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at The Sheep and Wool Centre, and then shop like a local with The Quay Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Westport travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Ballina to Westport in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Murrisk Abbey, The Sheep and Wool Centre
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Croagh Patrick Stables ©
Croagh Patrick Stables
The Sheep and Wool Centre ©
The Sheep and Wool Centre

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Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 19th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then step off the mainland to explore Omey Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): stop by Connemara Blue, kick back and relax at Glassilaun Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Clifden travel planner.

Getting from Westport to Clifden by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Clifden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Glassilaun Beach, Omey Island, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Omey Island ©
Omey Island
Glassilaun Beach ©
Glassilaun Beach

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 21st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then stroll through The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist), then stop by Mary O'Flaherty, and finally explore the ancient world of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches). On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inishmore trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cong.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

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Cong

Cong ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Cong Abbey, then experience rural life at The Farmyard, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ross Errily Friary, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lough Corrib, then have fun at McMahon/Clare Lake Park, and then see the interesting displays at Knock Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cong trip builder.

Getting from Inishmore to Cong by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Inishmore in April, plan for little chillier days in Cong, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Cong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Galway, The Farmyard, Knock Museum, McMahon/Clare Lake Park
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Ross Errily Friary ©
Ross Errily Friary
Lough Corrib ©
Lough Corrib

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Vale of Glendalough

Vale of Glendalough ©
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Duckett's Grove, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Style Icons (M.O.S.I), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wicklow Way. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Glenmacnass Waterfall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Victor's Way, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vale of Glendalough holiday planner.

Drive from Cong to Vale of Glendalough in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vale of Glendalough are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kildare, Duckett's Grove, The Wicklow Way, Victor's Way
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way
Duckett's Grove ©
Duckett's Grove
Kildare Round Tower ©
Kildare Round Tower

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