16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cong
— 1 night
Drive
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Doolin
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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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: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

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Austin, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Dublin is 6 hours. In May, Dublin is colder than Austin - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cong.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

1
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Cong

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong, then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, then get interesting insight from Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally don't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

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Getting from Dublin to Cong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

3
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Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). There's much more to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, head off the coast to Scattery Island, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Doolin itinerary planner.

Drive from Cong to Doolin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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 lots more to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Doolin to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May in Dingle, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, then steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

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Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

2
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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), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

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Drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.