36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Wexford
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Ballina
— 3 nights
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Ardara
— 4 nights
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Dunfanaghy
— 3 nights
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Buncrana
— 4 nights
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Dublin

— 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Dublin. In February, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Wexford

— 3 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Wexford side-trips: The Gaslamp Gallery (in Gorey) and Courtown (Seal Rescue Ireland & Glenavon Japanese Garden). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Iberius Church, identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wexford trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Wexford are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Waterford (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, explore the galleries of Butler Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and tee off at Pococke Golf Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Kinsale

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Cobh (President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park & Lusitania Memorial). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, stroll through The Dingle Way, and take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Galway

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Doolin Pitch & Putt (in Doolin), Wild Kitchen (in Lahinch) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Castlefergus Equestrian, head outdoors with Tullys Bar, step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, and don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Galway online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ballina

— 3 nights
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Belmullet (Ceathru Thaidhg & Cross Beach Loop Walk) and Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, don't miss a visit to The North Mayo Heritage Centre, steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey, and head outdoors with Mount Falcon Estate.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ballina online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Galway to Ballina takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ballina can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Ardara

— 4 nights
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ardara: Slieve League (in Carrick), Glencolmcille - Tower loop (in Glencolmcille) and Fintra Beach (in Killybegs). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Dorlin Strand, enjoy the sand and surf at Muckross Head Peninsula, step off the mainland to explore Cruit Island, and stop by Kilcar Fleadh.

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Drive from Ballina to Ardara in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ardara when traveling from Ballina in March, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy

— 3 nights
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore Dunfanaghy's surroundings by going to Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry) and Old Church Dunlewey (in Gweedore). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at The Art House Ireland Art Gallery, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Dunfanaghy Bay, and stroll through Marble Hill Strand.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunfanaghy trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Dunfanaghy takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dunfanaghy can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Buncrana

— 4 nights
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Buncrana: Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin), Carrigans (Dunmore Gardens & Monreagh Heritage Centre) and Culdaff (Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross & Culdaff Beach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Inch Wildfowl Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Fahan Lookout, practice your aim at Donegal Airsoft, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Buncrana trip planning site.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Buncrana are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

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.