32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

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32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Cong
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ballyvaughan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
5
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Aberdeen

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pollan Beach and Culdaff Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary's Church, Buncrana and Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!. Change things up with these side-trips from Buncrana: Five Fingers Strand (in Malin), Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery (in Clonmany) and Portsalon Beach (in Portsalon). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lisfannon Strand and stroll through Murder Hole Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buncrana online trip itinerary planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Buncrana is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Aberdeen in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Buncrana. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Cong.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Five Fingers Strand, Murder Hole Beach, Culdaff Beach, Portsalon Beach, Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Portsalon Beach ©
Portsalon Beach
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand

4
nights
Cong

Cong ©
Let the collections at Michael Davitt Museum and Belleek Castle Museum capture your imagination. You'll get in some beach time at Carrowmore Beach and Spanish Point Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to White Strand Beach (in Miltown Malbay), The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Moyne Abbey (in Killala).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cong road trip tool .

You can drive from Buncrana to Cong in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cong when traveling from Buncrana in March, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Cong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Killala, Miltown Malbay, Cross Beach Loop Walk, Michael Davitt Museum
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

4
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Corcomroe Abbey and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb. Let the collections at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre and Michael Cusack Centre capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) in Carraroe (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fanore Beach, steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Poulawack Cairn.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ballyvaughan travel route site .

Drive from Cong to Ballyvaughan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Murroogh, Carran, Caherconnell, Smithstown Castle
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb ©
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dingle: Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg), Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre (in Kilrush) and Kilkee (Kilkee Beach & Kilkee Blue Flag Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Clogher Strand, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Ventry Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle tour site .

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Dingle, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventry, Kilkee, Inch Beach, Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary, Doughmore Bay
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kilmurrin Cove and Stradbally Cove. Medieval Mile Museum and Edmund Rice Heritage Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Edmund Rice Heritage Centre & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, and learn about winemaking at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterford, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Rock of Cashel
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ballyhack Castle and St. Iberius Church. You'll explore and learn at Hook Lighthouse and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney), The Gardens at Marlfield House and The Duck Restaurant (in Gorey) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, stroll through Baginbun Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wexford vacation builder app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Wexford sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Gorey, Curracloe Beach, Seal Rescue Ireland, Christ Church Cathedral
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin holiday maker .

Getting from Wexford to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Wexford in April since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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