16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  19​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online attractions planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Dublin is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Dublin is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kilkenny Castle, explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny vacation maker website .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

County Wexford, Ballinoulart Beach, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gore Knox Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, don't miss a visit to The North Mayo Heritage Centre, then learn about all things military at Admiral Brown Centre, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Murder Mystery Ireland. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Aughagower Church, then see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, and then don't miss a visit to Saint Mary's Well.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ballina online itinerary maker .

Getting from Kilkenny to Ballina by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in December since evenings lows in Ballina dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Foxford, Aughagower Church
Highlights from your plan
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Carran Medieval Church (in Carran) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, make a trip to Oscar Wilde & Eduard Vilde Statue, and explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Carran Medieval Church, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle, browse the exhibits of The Gallery Kinsale, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Lusitania Memorial, contemplate the long history of Haulbowline Island, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Galway to Kinsale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

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