45 days in Ireland Itinerary

45 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 6 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
3
Cork
— 5 nights
4
Killarney
— 5 nights
5
Dingle
— 5 nights
6
Limerick
— 2 nights
7
Liscannor
— 1 night
8
Galway
— 5 nights
9
Westport
— 5 nights
10
Sligo
— 4 nights

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and The Famine Sculptures. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dublin visit planner.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience and Bishop's Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Reginald's Tower, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, appreciate the history behind John Condon Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny itinerary app.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Irish National Heritage Park, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Cahir Castle
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spike Island and Fota Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Kinsale (Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance & Charles Fort). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, walk around Ballincollig Regional Park, browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, and stop by Blarney Chocolate Factory.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park, Titanic Experience Cobh
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

5
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Ladies' View. Change things up with a short trip to Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm in Kenmare (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Torc Mountain Walk, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To plan Killarney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry
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Climbing Tours
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from Dingle with a short trip to Glanteenassig Wood in Castlegregory, about 30 minutes away. On the 25th (Wed), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, head outdoors with Kingdom Falconry, view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Dingle Peninsula, Dun Chaoin Pier, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Blasket Islands
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:
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Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne ©
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): head outdoors with Flannerys and then hike along Ballyhoura Walking Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Boskill equestrian/Trekking Homestay, thenwalk around Adare Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Limerick day trip planning site.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Limerick are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Adare Park
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Flannerys ©
Flannerys
Ballyhoura Walking Trails ©
Ballyhoura Walking Trails
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt, thentake in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Liscannor online trip planner.

Getting from Limerick to Liscannor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Liscannor are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Doolin
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Doolin Pitch & Putt ©
Doolin Pitch & Putt
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Atlantic Way and The Irish Workhouse Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Bike Park Ireland (in Roscrea), Monk's Fishing House (in Cong) and Oughterard (Curraghduff Farm & Glengowla Mines). The adventure continues: trek along The Wormhole, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, explore the activities along Kinvara Harbour, and appreciate the views at Doo Lough Valley.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway online trip maker.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Oughterard, The Irish Workhouse Centre, The Wormhole, Bike Park Ireland, Monk's Fishing House
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Curraghduff Farm ©
Curraghduff Farm

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore hidden gems such as Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and The Great Western Greenway. When in Westport, make a side trip to see Belleek Castle Museum in Ballina, approximately Ballina away. There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and stroll through Clew Bay Archaeological Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Westport road trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Westport sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Belleek Castle Museum, Newport Railway Viaduct, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

4
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Lough Gill Drive and County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, head outdoors with Hazelwood, steep yourself in history at Creevykeel Court Tomb, and take in the exciting artwork at Hazelwood House.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo travel planning site.

Getting from Westport to Sligo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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County Sligo Golf Club ©
County Sligo Golf Club
The Lough Gill Drive ©
The Lough Gill Drive
Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney ©

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