20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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20 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cork
— 3 nights
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the galleries of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Killiney Hill, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bray Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair), admire the masterpieces at Russborough House, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday builder app .

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Russborough House, Hill of Tara (Temair), Killiney Hill, Bray Head
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Killiney Hill ©
Killiney Hill
Hill of Tara (Temair) ©
Hill of Tara (Temair)
Russborough House ©
Russborough House

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Popular historic sites such as Belleek Castle Museum and Ballintubber Abbey are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Dog's Bay Beach and The Farmyard. Step out of Westport with an excursion to Erris Head Loop Walk in Belmullet--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and take a pleasant ride with Croagh Patrick Stables.

Plan my trip to Westport with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dog's Bay Beach, Ballintubber Abbey, Erris Head Loop Walk, The Farmyard, Belleek Castle Museum
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Erris Head Loop Walk ©
Erris Head Loop Walk
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Coole Park, then relax in the rural setting at Rathbaun Farm, and then trek along with Hillwalk Tours. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park and then experience rural life at Loughwell Farm Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galway trip planner .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Galway sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Loughwell Farm Park
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Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve
Rathbaun Farm ©
Rathbaun Farm
Loughwell Farm Park ©
Loughwell Farm Park

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cahergall Fort and Leacanabuaile Fort. Do some cultural sightseeing at St.James Church and Riasc. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dingle: Dursey Island (in Crookhaven), Ballinskelligs Beach (in Ballinskelligs) and Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church (in Cahersiveen). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Dursey Island, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Ballinskelligs Beach
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Dursey Island ©
Dursey Island
Cahergall Fort ©
Cahergall Fort
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 23rd (Tue), head off the coast to Innisfallen Island, relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

Plan my day in Killarney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Killarney, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Stone Circle
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Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Innisfallen Island ©
Innisfallen Island
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mitchelstown Cave and Camden Fort Meagher. Visiting Leahys Open Farm and The Donkey Sanctuary will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen), James Fort (in Kinsale) and Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre & West Cork Model Railway Village). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle and admire the natural beauty at Lismore Castle Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cork day trip app .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Cork sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Clonakilty, County Cork, Mitchelstown Cave, The Donkey Sanctuary, Lismore Castle Gardens
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Mitchelstown Cave ©
Mitchelstown Cave
Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher
James Fort ©
James Fort

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.
On the 28th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Ormond Castle, admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Secret Valley Wildlife Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn and have fun at The Devils Menu, examine the collection at Carlow County Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planning site .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Secret Valley Wildlife Park, Carlow County Museum, Ormond Castle, St. Aidan's Cathedral
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Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center ©
Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral

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