28 days in Ireland Itinerary

28 days in Ireland Itinerary

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28 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
4
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Ireland as well as National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History. Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Paddocks Riding Centre. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, admire the landmark architecture of 14 Henrietta Street, and examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin journey maker website .

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Belleek Castle Museum and Michael Davitt Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Lost Valley and Rosserk Friary. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Killadoon Standing Stone (in Killadoon), Westport (Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre & The Great Western Greenway) and Slieve League (in Carrick). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre and steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey.

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

You can drive from Dublin to Ballina in 3.5 hours. April in Ballina sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, The Lost Valley, Michael Davitt Museum, Killadoon Standing Stone, Moyne Abbey
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burren National Park as well as Ireland's School of Falconry. Galway Arts Centre and Galway City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Cong Heritage Trail and Galway Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cong (The Quiet Man Museum & Ashford Castle), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Athlone (Athlone Castle Visitor Centre & Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and take in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway online travel route planner .

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. April in Galway sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cong, Athlone, Burren National Park, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
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 20th (Mon): trek along The Wormhole, then look for gifts at Lia Arann, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and finally make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inishmore vacation planning website .

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Inishmore sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 22nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and finally hike along Hag's Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Liscannor route builder app .

Getting from Inishmore to Liscannor by combination of ferry and bus takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

County Clare, Craggaunowen, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dingle Peninsula. On the 24th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, then examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dingle holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Slea Head Drive, Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Blarney Castle & Gardens and Ross Castle for their historical value. Visiting Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe will get you outdoors. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum, Stone Mad Gallery, & more) and Cork City Gaol (in Cork). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cork
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
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.
Kilkenny Castle and Hook Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Go With The Flow - River Adventures and Mayfield Birds of Prey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Waterford Greenway (in Waterford). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nore Valley Walking Route, and stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Waterford Greenway, Hook Lighthouse, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

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