18 days in Portugal & Ireland Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights


Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, and make a trip to Livraria Lello.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto sightseeing planning website.

Dallas, USA to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Porto is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in April, with highs in Porto at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 3 nights

Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, and take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dingle route planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dingle takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in April, things will get slightly colder in Dingle: highs are around 56°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Killarney.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Killarney, Ireland — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip website.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.
Parks · Nature
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 1 night

Marble City

On the 23rd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally head outdoors with Hawkeye School of Falconry.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny travel route planner.

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

Fair City

Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Ireland travel guide

Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.