Howaya! So, this Ireland road trip guide took a fair whack of time to research, plan out, and write.
It’s also pretty damn long.
If you don’t have 4 weeks to explore, you’ll find much shorter road trip routes in our Ireland road trip guide section.
Below, you’ll find a detailed itinerary to follow if you have 28 days to road trip around Ireland. Here’s a look at the route.
4 weeks in Ireland: A rough route overview
The dodgy map above (Photoshop was never my strong point) shows a very rough outline of the route that you’ll find in the guide below.
Here’s what you’ll get if you take the time to read it:
- A useful, detailed guide that removes the pain from planning:
- You’ll get an hour-by-hour (literally!) guide to each day
- Clear, concise itineraries to follow
- Advice on things to do along with recommendations on where to eat, sleep and drink
Yep, it’s long – so, if you’re stuck for time, sign up to our mailing list (no spam – only good stuff) at the bottom of this page and I’ll fire it onto you to read later.
Table of Contents
I’ve split this post up into different pages – this has nothing to do with getting more pages read or ad revenue (apologies for the ads, by the way).
Personally, I hate when sites do this, but in this case, I had to. Although I’ve done everything in my power to make this website speedy, this guide is long and tends to load much slower than 98% of our other guides.
So, I’ve given each day a dedicated page, which should make it easier for you to browse.
Just click one of the days below to dive in
- Day 1 (Dublin) – Arrive in Dublin, Castles, Cliffs and Historical Pubs
- Day 2 (Dublin) – Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse and so much more
- Day 3 (Wicklow) – Mountains, lakes, long walks, and a brewery
- Day 4 (Carlow & Kilkenny) – One of the best views in Ireland, historic walks, castles
- Day 5 – (Wexford and Waterford) Famine ships, haunted houses and ancient lighthouses
- Day 6 (Waterford) – The incredible Copper Coast
- Day 7 (Tipperary and Cork) – A looped walk, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and more
- Day 8 (Cork) – Exploring the historic town of Cobh before tipping on to Kinsale
- Day 9 (Cork) – Exploring glorious West Cork
- Day 10 (Cork and Kerry) – Crazy roads and a big aul chunk of the Ring of Kerry
- Day 11 (Kerry) – Beaches, the Slea Head Drive and some of the best pubs in Ireland
- Day 12 (Limerick) – Thatched Cottages, Castles and Kayaking
- Day 13 (Clare) – Cliff walks, caves and craic agus ceol
- Day 14 (Clare, Westmeath and a bit of Galway) – An unforgettable drive, the oldest pub in Ireland and plenty more
- Day 15 (Galway and Mayo) – A hike, one of the best drives in Ireland and on to Mayo
- Day 16 (Mayo) – Croagh Patrick, beaches, the most extensive Stone Age monument on earth and lots more
- Day 17 (Sligo and Leitrim) – The Knocknarea Queen Maeve Trail, the highest waterfall in Ireland and more
- Day 18 (Fermanagh and Donegal) – Ireland’s Stairway to Heaven, caves, cliffs and more
- Day 19 (Donegal) – Beautiful beaches, one of the bendiest roads in Ireland and more
- Day 20 (Donegal) – Sunrise on Marble Hill Beach, One of the best views in Donegal and plenty more
- Day 21 (Donegal and Derry) – Forts, panoramic views and loads more
- Day 22 (Antrim) – Taking the Ireland road trip to the Causeway Coastal Route
- Day 23 (Antrim and Down) – A cliff walk, a historic prison and more
- Day 24 (Down and Louth) – A hike up Northern Ireland’s highest peak, one of my favourite drives, and a night in Carlingford
- Day 25 (Louth, Cavan and more Louth) – Slieve Foye, a forest walk and Ireland’s oldest town
- Day 26 (Louth) – Exploring the medieval town of Drogheda
- Day 27 (Meath) – Newgrange, Knowth, Trim Castle and more
Click number ‘2’ below to be taken to day 1. (Use Pinterest? Pin the below for later!)