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The 2020 Bucket List Road Trip: 4 Weeks Exploring Ireland (Full Route + Itinerary)

The 2020 Bucket List Road Trip: 4 Weeks Exploring Ireland (Full Route + Itinerary)

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

map of ireland

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

Click number ‘2’ below to be taken to day 1. (Use Pinterest? Pin the below for later!)

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Tuesday 1st of June 2021

This is by far the best trip planning itinerary I've come across. While I don't have an imminent trip to Ireland planned this is giving me some amazing ideas for when I finally get there. I'm usually super disappointed in guides that just throw out 3-4 trendy restaurants and inst spots and ignore everything else a place has to offer. Thank you so much for putting the time you have into this!

Keith O'Hara

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

Cheers Jessica! It's a bit of a long slog of a guide and the ads are a pain, I know, but I'm glad you found it useful! Thanks for taking the time to comment!


Monday 31st of May 2021

Do you know of a bus tour company that has a package that comes close to your itinerary?

Keith O'Hara

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

Hi Brenda! I don't to be honest. I've heard of some tour companies offering a service where they'll do the itinerary you ask, but they tend to be private tours. Sorry I can't be of more help!

Michael Azzaro

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Hi Keith! We are hoping to visit for a month this coming November. Hoping vaccines will be done and travel is allowed. If we wanted to spend more time in each place say 3 to 4 days what would be the absolute places to visit scaling back from your list? Your recommendation will be appreciated. Thanks!!

Ken Riley

Monday 9th of March 2020

Thanks very much for this, planning a month in Ireland this summer and this seems to have done all the hard work of planning for us.


Tuesday 10th of March 2020

No worries Ken! Cheers for the comment. Enjoy your trip!

Mary Berrigan

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

Keith,my husband and I are planning a 4 to 6 week trip to Ireland in May/June of 2020. I viewed your itinerary and was very excited. Will you be able to send me a copy. Thank you, Mary

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