16 days in Ireland, County Fermanagh & Derry Itinerary

16 days in Ireland, County Fermanagh & Derry Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Wexford, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dungarvan, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 1 night
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Castletownbere, Ireland
— 1 night
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Bundoran, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, stop by Temple Bar, and contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Wexford, Ireland

— 3 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Kilkenny (Smithwick's Experience, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, &more), Thomastown (Jerpoint Abbey & Jerpoint Park) and Ballykeefe Distillery (in Cuffesgrange). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Wexford driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Wexford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Wexford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Dungarvan.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dungarvan, Ireland

— 2 nights
Dungarvan is a coastal town and harbour in County Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland. On the 12th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Barryscourt Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, then stroll the grounds of St. Mary's Church of Ireland Graveyard, and finally take in the views from Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Lismore Castle Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dungarvan trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dungarvan takes 1.5 hours. In March in Dungarvan, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dungarvan

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kinsale, Ireland

— 1 night
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 14th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Kinsale Nature and Maritime Walking Tour, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, then look for gifts at Granny's Bottom Drawer, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Dungarvan to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Castletownbere.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Castletownbere, Ireland

— 1 night
Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Issie's Handmade Chocolate, explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass, and then stroll through The Sheeps Head Way.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Castletownbere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Castletownbere takes 2 hours. In March in Castletownbere, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Bundoran.

Things to do in Castletownbere

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Bundoran, Ireland

— 2 nights
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 16th (Tue), head outdoors with Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, then relax in the rural setting at Atlantic Sheepdogs, and then make a trip to Mullaghmore Coast. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand, appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, then make a trip to Lough Eske, and finally snap pictures at Fairy Bridges.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bundoran trip builder tool.

You can drive from Castletownbere to Bundoran in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Bundoran

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniskillen, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On the 18th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michael's Church, stop by Nor Lisa Fashion Boutique, then head outdoors with Magho Cliffs, then sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topped Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Colebrooke Spa, and finally make a trip to Cole Monument.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Enniskillen day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bundoran to Enniskillen in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Spas · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Derry, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Maiden City

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the views from Peace bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, then get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and finally don't miss a visit to Guildhall.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Derry trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Derry takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Derry are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

County Wexford travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Parks
Model County
In the southeast of the province of Leinster, County Wexford brings to life traditional Irish singing and the weeks-long Wexford Opera Festival. Many of the region's traditional songs tell the story of the rebellion of 1798, in which the Irish fought against British rule in the country. The county also sports popular beaches and sand dunes regions, which support a rich wildlife and plant life. County Wexford also provides insight into the Irish sport of hurling.

County Fermanagh travel guide

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Caves · Castles · Historic Sites