29 days in Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland Itinerary

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29 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Rome
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
2
Bray
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
3
Enniskerry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Cong
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Achill Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Castlebar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Ballina
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Maynooth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Rome

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.
Family-friendly places like Kilmainham Gaol and St. Stephen's Green will thrill your kids. Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in February: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bray.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

1
night
Bray

Bray
Though its glory days may have passed, the busy seaside resort of Bray offers plenty to enjoy.
On the 5th (Tue), head outdoors with Sugarloaf Adventures and then tee off at Druids Glen Golf Course.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bray tour itinerary tool .

Bray is just a stone's throw from Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Enniskerry.

Things to do in Bray

Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Druids Glen Golf Course
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1
night
Enniskerry

Enniskerry ©
A picturesque village in County Wicklow, Enniskerry sits along the Glencullen River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): play a few rounds at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Gap Glencullen Adventure Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Enniskerry trip site .

Enniskerry is very close to Bray. In March, daily temperatures in Enniskerry can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Cong.

Things to do in Enniskerry

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

The Gap Glencullen Adventure Park
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Dun Laoghaire Golf Club ©
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
The Gap Glencullen Adventure Park ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House

3
nights
Cong

Cong ©
Cong is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clonbur/Cong Trail, catch the contagious excitement of Ballinrobe Races, steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, and explore the ancient world of Abbaye de Cong.

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

Traveling by car from Enniskerry to Cong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Cong sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Cong

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Ballinrobe Races
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Pigeon Hole Cave ©
Pigeon Hole Cave
Ballinrobe Races ©
Ballinrobe Races
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Wild West Indoor Play Village and The Lost Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Silver Strand (in Louisburgh), Killadoon Standing Stone (in Killadoon) and Letterkeen Loop Walk (in Newport). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Clare Island, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clew Bay Archaeological Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Westport trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Cong to Westport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Louisburgh, Newport, Clare Island, Killadoon Standing Stone
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Clare Island ©
Clare Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Westport House ©
Westport House

3
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island ©
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gateway Leisure and Mulranny Strand. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Minaun, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sli Grainne Mhaol.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Achill Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Westport to Achill Island takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Castlebar.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mulranny Strand, Gateway Leisure
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Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay
Gateway Leisure ©
Gateway Leisure
Woodland Faerie Trail ©
Woodland Faerie Trail

3
nights
Castlebar

Castlebar ©
Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland. Kids will appreciate attractions like McMahon/Clare Lake Park and Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park. When in Castlebar, make a side trip to see Pots of Fun in Claremorris, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Lake Lannagh Hiking Trails, take in the dramatic scenery at Ashley Falls, steep yourself in history at Jacks Old Cottage, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mayo Memorial Peace Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Castlebar trip planner.

Drive from Achill Island to Castlebar 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 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Castlebar

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

County Mayo, Claremorris, Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park, Michael Davitt Museum
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Mayo Memorial Peace Park ©
Mayo Memorial Peace Park
Bike and Boards ©
Bike and Boards
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Cross Beach Loop Walk and Blanemore Forest Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballina: Belmullet (Ceathru Thaidhg & Erris Head Loop Walk) and Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken). There's lots more to do: trek along Tir Saile, examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Moyne Abbey, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosserk Friary.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina day trip planning website .

Getting from Castlebar to Ballina by car takes about an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Ballina can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maynooth.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Killala, Belmullet, Blanemore Forest Walk
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Erris Head Loop Walk ©
Erris Head Loop Walk
Mount Falcon Estate ©
Mount Falcon Estate
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre

3
nights
Maynooth

Maynooth ©
Maynooth is a university town in north County Kildare, Ireland. On the 24th (Sun), explore by horseback at Clonfert Equestrian Centre, admire all the interesting features of Clonfert Pet Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Wallaby Woods Donadea. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dublin Falconry, shop like a local with The Kildare Gallery, and then head outdoors with Celtic Rider.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maynooth driving holiday planning tool .

You can 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. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Maynooth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dublin Falconry, Celtic Rider, Wallaby Woods Donadea
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Wallaby Woods Donadea ©
Wallaby Woods Donadea
Clonfert Pet Farm ©
Clonfert Pet Farm

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