22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Bus:  20 h 45 min
1
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ardara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Buncrana
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Wexford
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some cultural insight at Gallarus Oratory and Penny's Pottery. We've included these beaches for you: Coumeenoole Beach and Inch Beach. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rahinnane Castle, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, steep yourself in history at Dun An Oir, and stop by Sweet Pea Gift Shop.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dingle itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Dingle is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dingle. In March, daytime highs in Dingle are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Ventry, Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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 explore and learn at Michael Davitt Museum and Belleek Castle Museum. Get some historical perspective at Rosserk Friary and St. Muredach's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny).

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ballina tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Ballina takes 5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Foxford, Killala, Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

2
nights
Ardara

Ardara
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village and then kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickfin Strand, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ardara vacation trip planner.

Getting from Ballina to Ardara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ballina in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°C in Ardara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Ardara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Glencolmcille Folk Village, Narin Beach, Silver Strand Beach, Carrickfin Strand, Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village

3
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Culdaff Beach and Five Fingers Strand. Get some historical perspective at Doagh Famine Village and St Mary's Hall. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lisfannon Strand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthaw Beach, and steep yourself in history at Grianan Of Aileach.

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

You can drive from Ardara to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. In March in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

County Donegal, Culdaff Beach, Five Fingers Strand
Highlights from your plan
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Grianan Of Aileach ©
Grianan Of Aileach
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny itinerary maker.

Drive from Buncrana to Kilkenny in 4.5 hours. March in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

1
night
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and then kick back and relax at Ballinoulart Beach. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Aidan's Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wexford trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Temple Bar and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online itinerary creator.

Getting from Wexford to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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