16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Cong
— 1 night
Drive
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Fly

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Dublin

Fair City

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Phoenix Park, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip planning site.

Austin, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Austin to Dublin. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cong.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

1
night
Cong

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, then take in the local highlights with Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally don't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cong trip maker site.

You can drive from Dublin to Cong in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Cong, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

2
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Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project, then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher, then take in the waterfront at Doolin Pier, and finally step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and then examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Doolin travel planner.

You can drive from Cong to Doolin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by car from Doolin to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, then contemplate the long history of Muckross House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney road trip planning website.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

2
nights
Kilkenny

Marble City

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.
On the 28th (Fri), get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.