13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Westport
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
End: London

2
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.
Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Chester Beatty capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and St. Michan's Church. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

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London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Dublin, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

1
night
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 23rd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, browse the exhibits of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Hall of the Vicars Choral.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in April since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Hall of the Vicars Choral
Highlights from your plan
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, then learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale online trip builder.

Getting from Kilkenny to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Kinsale sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Irish Veterans Museum ©
Irish Veterans Museum

2
nights
Killarney

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 25th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

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You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Killarney sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Dingle driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Dingle are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower, see the interesting displays at Kiltartan Gregory Museum & Millennium Park, then explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Claregalway Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dingle in April: highs in Galway hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Gort, Tyrone House, Claregalway Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Claregalway Castle ©
Claregalway Castle

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll through The Lost Valley, experience rural life at DK Connemara Oysters, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church, then stroll through The Great Western Greenway, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

To find out how to plan a trip to Westport, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, The Lost Valley, DK Connemara Oysters, Newport Church, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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