27 days in Ireland Itinerary

27 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip itinerary planner

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

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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.
Step out of Galway to go to Cong and see Ashford Castle, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, walk around Eyre Square, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Galway are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then stroll through The Great Western Greenway, then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Achill Seaweed Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then stop by Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre, and then experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, stop by Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, and finally delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore journey website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In March in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Doolin Garden and Nursery, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

Make your Doolin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip website.

Getting from Doolin to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, then stroll through Muckross House, and then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Killarney, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Cobh

— 2 nights
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): stop by Tregan Craft Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, then play a few rounds at Cobh Golf Club, and finally pause for some photo ops at Titanic Memorial Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cobh driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cobh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cobh can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cobh

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

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 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Ballyhack Castle, explore the galleries of Bishop's Palace, contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally wander the streets of The Apple Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, and then hike along Waterford Greenway.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Waterford road trip tool.

You can drive from Cobh to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Kilkenny

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, look for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery, and appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in March, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

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.