20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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20 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Arklow
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Claremorris
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Louisburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Belmullet
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Maynooth
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planning site .

Rome, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in February, with highs in Dublin at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arklow.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
Arklow

Arklow ©
Arklow is a town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, overlooked by Arklow Hill. Kids will enjoy Seal Rescue Ireland and Wexford Lavender Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arklow: Courtown (Gravity Extreme Adventure & Pirates Cove Courtown) and Gorey (Wells House & Gardens, Courtown Woods, & more).

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arklow trip maker app .

You can drive from Dublin to Arklow in 1.5 hours. In March in Arklow, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Claremorris.

Things to do in Arklow

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gorey, Courtown, Wexford Lavender Farm
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Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
Wells House & Gardens ©
Wells House & Gardens
Wexford Lavender Farm ©
Wexford Lavender Farm

1
night
Claremorris

Claremorris ©
Claremorris is a town in County Mayo in the west of Ireland, at the junction of the N17 and the N60 national routes. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Moore Hall, then let the kids burn off some steam at Pots of Fun, then let little ones run wild at McMahon/Clare Lake Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Claremorris tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Arklow to Claremorris takes 3.5 hours. In March in Claremorris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Claremorris

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park
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Pots of Fun ©
Pots of Fun
Moore Hall ©
Moore Hall

2
nights
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, cruise along Killadoon Standing Stone, and then step off the mainland to explore Clare Island. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Mulranny Saltmarsh, kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand, and then stroll through Silver Strand.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Louisburgh trip builder tool .

You can drive from Claremorris to Louisburgh in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Louisburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Belmullet.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mulranny, Clare Island, Killadoon Standing Stone
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Clare Island ©
Clare Island
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

3
nights
Belmullet

Belmullet ©
Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. Family-friendly places like Cross Beach Loop Walk and Gateway Leisure will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballycroy National Park (in Ballycroy) and Bangor Trail (in Bangor Erris). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ceathru Thaidhg, trek along Erris Head Loop Walk, don't miss a visit to Famine Walk Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blacksod Bay.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Belmullet road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Louisburgh to Belmullet takes 2 hours. March in Belmullet sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Belmullet

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bangor Trail, Famine Walk Memorial, Ballycroy National Park
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Erris Head Loop Walk ©
Erris Head Loop Walk
Gateway Leisure ©
Gateway Leisure
Ballycroy National Park ©
Ballycroy National Park

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.
Family-friendly places like The Wild West Indoor Play Village and Carrowmore Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballina: Letterkeen Loop Walk (in Newport) and Westport (The Great Western Greenway & Clew Bay Archaeological Trail). There's much more to do: trek along Tir Saile, explore the galleries of The North Mayo Heritage Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosserk Friary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballina route builder .

Traveling by car from Belmullet to Ballina takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maynooth.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Carrowmore Beach, Letterkeen Loop Walk
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Clew Bay Archaeological Trail ©
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

1
night
Maynooth

Maynooth ©
Maynooth is a university town in north County Kildare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore by horseback at Clonfert Equestrian Centre and then admire all the interesting features of Clonfert Pet Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Maynooth road trip planning app .

Drive from Ballina to Maynooth in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Maynooth can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maynooth

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Clonfert Equestrian Centre ©
Clonfert Equestrian Centre
Clonfert Pet Farm ©
Clonfert Pet Farm

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