20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rome
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Arklow
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Claremorris
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Louisburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Belmullet
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Maynooth
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: walk around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and meet the residents at Dublin Zoo.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary website.

Rome, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In February, Dublin is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Arklow.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Arklow

Arklow ©
Arklow is a town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, overlooked by Arklow Hill. Family-friendly places like Seal Rescue Ireland and Pirates Cove will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Arklow side-trips: Gorey (Wells House & Gardens, Courtown Woods, &more) and Gravity Extreme Adventure (in Courtown). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Wexford Lavender Farm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Arklow sightseeing planner.

Drive from Dublin to Arklow in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Arklow can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Claremorris.

Things to do in Arklow

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gorey, Courtown, Wexford Lavender Farm
Highlights from your plan
Pirates Cove ©
Pirates Cove
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
Wells House & Gardens ©
Wells House & Gardens

1
night
Claremorris

Claremorris ©
Claremorris is a town in County Mayo in the west of Ireland, at the junction of the N17 and the N60 national routes. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Moore Hall, enjoy some diversion at Pots of Fun, then let little ones run wild at McMahon/Clare Lake Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Claremorris trip builder tool.

Drive from Arklow to Claremorris in 3.5 hours. In March in Claremorris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Claremorris

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Pots of Fun ©
Pots of Fun
Moore Hall ©
Moore Hall

2
nights
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley, then make a trip to Killadoon Standing Stone, and then step off the mainland to explore Clare Island. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Mulranny Saltmarsh, kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand, and then kick back and relax at Silver Strand.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Louisburgh online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Claremorris to Louisburgh takes 1.5 hours. March in Louisburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Belmullet.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mulranny, Killadoon Standing Stone, Clare Island
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Clare Island ©
Clare Island
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

3
nights
Belmullet

Belmullet ©
Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cross Beach Loop Walk and Gateway Leisure. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Ceathru Thaidhg, stop by Lunasa Crafts, contemplate the waterfront views at Blacksod Bay, and don't miss a visit to Famine Walk Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belmullet tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Louisburgh to Belmullet in 2 hours. March in Belmullet sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Belmullet

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bangor Trail, Famine Walk Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk
Gateway Leisure ©
Gateway Leisure
Erris Head Loop Walk ©
Erris Head Loop Walk

3
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Wild West Indoor Play Village and Carrowmore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballina: Westport (The Great Western Greenway & Clew Bay Archaeological Trail) and Letterkeen Loop Walk (in Newport). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tir Saile, admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, and examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ballina sightseeing site.

You can drive from Belmullet to Ballina in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maynooth.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Carrowmore Beach, Letterkeen Loop Walk
Highlights from your plan
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail ©
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Tir Saile ©
Tir Saile

1
night
Maynooth

Maynooth ©
Maynooth is a university town in north County Kildare, Ireland. On the 16th (Sat), explore by horseback at Clonfert Equestrian Centre and then experience rural life at Clonfert Pet Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maynooth road trip planner.

Drive from Ballina to Maynooth in 3 hours. In March in Maynooth, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maynooth

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Clonfert Equestrian Centre ©
Clonfert Equestrian Centre
Clonfert Pet Farm ©
Clonfert Pet Farm

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