20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Killiney Hill, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bray Head. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), explore the galleries of Russborough House, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dublin is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Russborough House, Bray Head, Hill of Tara (Temair), Killiney Hill
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Killiney Hill ©
Killiney Hill
Dublin Mountains ©
Dublin Mountains
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.
Get outdoors at Belleek Castle Museum and Erris Head Loop Walk. Get some cultural insight at Ballintubber Abbey and The Quay Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: The Farmyard (in Corofin) and Dog's Bay Beach (in Roundstone). There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and trot along with Croagh Patrick Stables.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Westport journey planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 17th (Wed), walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve, then experience rural life 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 reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip app.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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 Coumeenoole Beach and Dursey Island. Popular historic sites such as Cahergall Fort and Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Ballinskelligs Beach (in Ballinskelligs) and Leacanabuaile Fort (in Cahersiveen). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, contemplate the long history of Riasc, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dingle holiday builder website.

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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Cahergall Fort ©
Cahergall Fort
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle

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, then experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

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Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Killarney sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Stone Circle, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
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Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like James Fort and Leahys Open Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen), Lismore Castle Gardens (in Lismore) and Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre & West Cork Model Railway Village). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at The Donkey Sanctuary and explore the historical opulence of Barryscourt Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork online trip builder.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

County Cork, Clonakilty, The Donkey Sanctuary, Drombeg Stone Circle, James Fort
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Ormond Castle, then explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Secret Valley Wildlife Park. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip website.

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Secret Valley Wildlife Park, The Devils Menu, Carlow County Museum, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Ormond Castle
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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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