31 days in Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

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Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 4 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Dublin

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trinity College Dublin will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around Phoenix Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Dublin. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Kilkenny

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Curracloe Beach and Mayfield Birds of Prey. Venture out of the city with trips to Enniscorthy (Enniscorthy Castle & The National 1798 Rebellion Centre), Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct (in Kilmacthomas) and Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online day trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in April, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killarney

— 5 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Family-friendly places like Killarney National Park and Blarney Castle & Gardens will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Dingle (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Eask Tower, &more) and Cork (Collins Barracks Museum & Holy Trinity Church). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and steep yourself in history at Innisfallen Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Killarney route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Family-friendly places like Cliffs of Moher and Burren Birds of Prey Centre will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Doolin: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). Next up on the itinerary: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, relax and rejuvenate at Lahinch Yoga Studio, trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Doolin online attractions planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Doolin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 18th (Sun), stop by Lia Arann, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Wormhole, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and then explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain.

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Traveling by ferry from Doolin to Inishmore takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Bring the kids along to Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Cong (Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara & Ashford Castle), Ballina (Belleek Castle Museum & Saint Mary's Well) and Deserted Village (in Achill Island). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, don't miss a visit to Sligo Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Westport journey planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Galway

— 5 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.
Attractions like Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Salthill Beaches make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cong (The Quiet Man Museum, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more) and Athlone Equestrian Centre (in Athlone). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Galway Atlantaquaria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ross Errily Friary.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Galway online route planner.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Galway are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.