16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Waterford
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights

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Kilkenny

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 23rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Royal Oak Distillery, explore the galleries of Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny holiday builder website.

New York City, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Kilkenny, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Kilkenny to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Royal Oak Distillery ©
Royal Oak Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Kells Priory ©
Kells Priory

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Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally stroll through Waterford Greenway.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Waterford vacation maker app.

Drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Waterford, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
King of the Vikings ©
King of the Vikings
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

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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 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, don't miss a visit to Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale attractions planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kinsale are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

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Killarney

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 27th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Muckross House, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 30th (Wed) at Skellig Michael. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle holiday site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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Doolin

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 2nd (Fri): walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and then get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Scattery Island and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Doolin online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Doolin Cliff Walk ©
Doolin Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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Dublin

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, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and walk around Phoenix Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Doolin to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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