16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Liscannor
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Philadelphia

3
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, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow 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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Ferns Castle (in Ferns), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Waterford (King of the Vikings VR & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in June, Kilkenny is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Waterford, Irish National Heritage Park, Tintern Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

3
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dingle). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Dingle Peninsula, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then stroll through Drummindoo Stud, and finally steep yourself in history at Jacks Old Cottage. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then experience rural life at The Lost Valley, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Westport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Westport sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jacks Old Cottage, The Lost Valley, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

3
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liscannor: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, get a taste of the local shopping with Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., The Burren, Clare Coastal Walk Project
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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