24 days in Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland Itinerary

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24 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Shannon
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Spiddal
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Corofin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kilbaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Dunquin
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
6
Ventry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Gougane Barra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Crookhaven
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Cork
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: London

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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.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galway visit app .

Shannon to Galway is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Shannon in April: highs in Galway hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Spiddal.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
Highlights from your plan
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum

few
hours
Spiddal

Spiddal
An Spidéal is a Gaeltacht village on the shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): play a few rounds at Bearna Golf and Country Club.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Spiddal tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Spiddal in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Spiddal are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corofin.

Things to do in Spiddal

Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Bearna Golf and Country Club

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nights
Corofin

Corofin ©
Get some cultural insight at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.. Step out of the city life by going to Hag's Head and Wild Kitchen. Venture out of the city with trips to McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney), Ballyhannon House (in Quin) and Kilmacduagh Tower (in Gort).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Corofin trip maker app .

You can drive from Spiddal to Corofin in 1.5 hours. In April in Corofin, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilbaha.

Things to do in Corofin

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ennis, Carran Medieval Church, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Caher Valley Loop, Wild Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Caher Valley Loop ©
Caher Valley Loop
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb ©
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower

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nights
Kilbaha

Kilbaha ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Loop Head, then enjoy breathtaking views from Loop Head Lighthouse, and then look for gifts at Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilbaha trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Corofin to Kilbaha takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Dunquin.

Things to do in Kilbaha

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Loop Head
Highlights from your plan
Loop Head ©
Loop Head
Loop Head Lighthouse ©
Loop Head Lighthouse

1
night
Dunquin

Dunquin ©
On the 1st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Blasket Islands, then take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tig Aine.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dunquin trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kilbaha to Dunquin takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Dunquin can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ventry.

Things to do in Dunquin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tig Aine, Blasket Islands
Highlights from your plan
Blasket Islands ©
Blasket Islands
Tig Aine ©
Tig Aine
Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier

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nights
Ventry

Ventry ©
Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntrá, is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 2nd (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Glenteenassig Forest Park, explore the galleries of The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for gifts at Sweet Pea Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Greenlane Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery, then kick back and relax at Ventry Beach, and finally get outside with Kingdom Falconry.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ventry journey planner.

Ventry is just a short distance from Dunquin. May in Ventry sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Ventry

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dingle, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Kingdom Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©
Greenlane Gallery ©
Greenlane Gallery

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nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Killarney Falconry and Carrantoohil. Visiting Torc Mountain Walk and Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, admire the verdant scenery at The Black Valley, and explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Ventry to Killarney in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gougane Barra.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Carrantoohil ©
Carrantoohil
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk

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nights
Gougane Barra

Gougane Barra ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Castledonovan, then explore the historical opulence of Carriganass Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Waterfall Alpaca Farm, contemplate the long history of Bull Rock, and then don't miss a visit to St. Gobnait's Monastic Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gougane Barra trip itinerary site .

Drive from Killarney to Gougane Barra in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Crookhaven.

Things to do in Gougane Barra

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Drimoleague, Carriganass Castle, Bull Rock, St. Gobnait's Monastic Site
Highlights from your plan
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Carriganass Castle ©
Carriganass Castle
Castledonovan ©
Castledonovan

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Crookhaven

Crookhaven ©
Crookhaven is a village in County Cork, Ireland, on the most southwestern tip of the island of Ireland. You've now added Dursey Island to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar or Schull Country Market. Get some historical perspective at Three Castle Head and Fastnet Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Gabriel in Schull (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Barleycove Beach, don't miss a visit to St. Brendan the Navigator, look for gifts at Whyte Bookshop, and look and learn at Schull Planetarium.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Crookhaven sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Gougane Barra to Crookhaven in 1.5 hours. In May in Crookhaven, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cork.

Things to do in Crookhaven

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schull, The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, Three Castle Head, Ballyrisode Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dursey Island ©
Dursey Island
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach
Fastnet Lighthouse ©
Fastnet Lighthouse

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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.
Head to Mother Jones Flea Market and Blarney Chocolate Factoryfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nano Nagle Place and Camden Fort Meagher. Venture out of the city with trips to Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Curraghmore House (in Portlaw). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Fort, and see the interesting displays at Collins Barracks Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cork online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Crookhaven to Cork takes 2 hours. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Birds of Prey Educational Centre, St Colman’s Cathedral, Curraghmore House, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Crawford Art Gallery ©
Crawford Art Gallery
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey