36 days in Ireland Itinerary

36 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Ardara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Dunfanaghy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Dublin

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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, walk around Phoenix Park, and get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, 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 travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Wexford side-trips: The Gaslamp Gallery (in Gorey), Courtown (Seal Rescue Ireland & Glenavon Japanese Garden) and Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, admire the landmark architecture of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, get to know the fascinating history of Keyser's Lane, and take in the exciting artwork at Blue Egg Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. In February in Wexford, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Courtown, County Wexford, Enniscorthy, The Gaslamp Gallery, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition ©

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Waterford (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery Corner, admire nature's extreme beauty at The Ice Cream Parlour, and explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny route planner.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

3
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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, view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and explore the galleries of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, 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

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Cobh
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

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Dingle

Dingle ©
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: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, trek along The Dingle Way, stroll through Fermoyle Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dingle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
Fermoyle Beach ©
Fermoyle Beach

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Wild Kitchen (in Lahinch), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Doolin Pitch & Putt (in Doolin). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, browse the exhibits of Galway Arts Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Cong Heritage Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Galway sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Galway sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cong, Wild Kitchen, Castlefergus Equestrian, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballina: Belmullet (Ceathru Thaidhg, Cross Beach Loop Walk, &more) and Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, make a trip to The North Mayo Heritage Centre, get outside with Mount Falcon Estate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tir Saile.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ballina route planning website.

You can drive from Galway to Ballina in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Belmullet, Moyne Abbey, Hennigan's Heritage Centre, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Tir Saile ©
Tir Saile
Horseback Riding Tours

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Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ardara: Slieve League (in Carrick), Fintra Beach (in Killybegs) and Glencolmcille - Tower loop (in Glencolmcille). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dorlin Strand, visit Kilcar Fleadh, kick back and relax at Muckross Head Peninsula, and pause for some photo ops at Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ardara planning website.

Drive from Ballina to Ardara in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ballina in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ardara, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kilcar, Kincasslagh, Slieve League, Fintra Beach, St. Mura's Cross, Fahan
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Cruit Island Golf Club ©
Cruit Island Golf Club
Fintra Beach ©
Fintra Beach

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Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore Dunfanaghy's surroundings by going to Old Church Dunlewey (in Gweedore) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at The Art House Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery, head outdoors with Jaws Watersports, and stroll through Marble Hill Strand.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, 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 Beaches

Side Trips

County Donegal, Horseback Riding Tours, Old Church Dunlewey, Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery, Carrickfin Strand
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Horn Head ©
Horn Head
Marble Hill Strand ©
Marble Hill Strand

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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buncrana: Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff), Inch Wildfowl Reserve (in Burt) and Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin). And it doesn't end there: try for a hole-in-one at Donegal Airsoft, steep yourself in history at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, get great views at Fahan Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buncrana tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Buncrana takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Buncrana are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carrigans, Culdaff, Fahan Lookout, Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Donegal Airsoft ©
Donegal Airsoft
Dunmore Gardens ©
Dunmore Gardens

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