16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: San Diego

9
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dublin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

San Diego, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. While traveling from San Diego, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
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. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, and finally hike along Burren way.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Aillwee Cave
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny day trip planning app .

Getting from Liscannor to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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