26 days in Ireland Itinerary

26 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland visit planner

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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sligo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 2 nights

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Dublin

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Mon), browse the different shops at Fallon & Byrne, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at George's Street Arcade, then don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, then stop by Sheridans, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In March in Dublin, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Wexford

— 2 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 3rd (Wed), walk around Irish National Heritage Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Enniscorthy Castle, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then stroll through Ballinoulart Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baginbun Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wexford road trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March in Wexford, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

Marble City

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 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally take a stroll around The Tholsel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Cashel Woollen Store, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Wexford to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Waterford

— 2 nights
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Clonea Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Reginald's Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Duncannon Beach, then explore the galleries of Hook Lighthouse, and then step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Waterford trip website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Waterford, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 2 nights
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.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery Kinsale, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, stop by Tregan Craft Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Inchydoney Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kinsale trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stop by Dingle Crystal, then browse the exhibits of The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dingle route builder app.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Dingle, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Limerick

— 2 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 13th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Hunt Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then tee off at Dromoland Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at Adare Heritage Centre, then hunt for treasures at The Milk Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Limerick visit website.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Limerick, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Shopping · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, then view the masterpieces at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then Head underground at Doolin Cave, and finally hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Limerick to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March in Doolin, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 2 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, then stop by Lia Arann, and finally take a tour by water with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inishmore visit planner.

Getting from Doolin to Inishmore by ferry takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Galway Arts Centre, then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and then get outside with Wild Atlantic Way. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, then surround yourself with nature on Ireland's School of Falconry, then take in the exciting artwork at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Galway are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trips

Sligo

— 3 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Visit Belleek Castle Museum and Donegal Castle for their historical value. Explore Sligo's surroundings by going to Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk), Fairy Bridges (in Bundoran) and Foxford (Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre & Michael Davitt Museum). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach, stroll the grounds of Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sligo holiday app.

You can drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Galway in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 42°F in Sligo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dublin

— 2 nights

Fair City

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Sheridans, then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, buy something for everyone on your list at Fallon & Byrne, then take a stroll through Grafton Street, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery of Photography.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sligo in March since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 35°F.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Ireland travel guide

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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.