16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Dublin
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Cobh
— Few hours
Train + Taxi:  30 min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Castletownbere
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h
7
Doolin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Adare
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Castleblayney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Dublin
— 1 night
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jack Burtchaell Waterford Walking Tours as well as Kilkenny Castle. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the local highlights with Jack Burtchaell Waterford Walking Tours, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally examine the collection at King of the Vikings.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip itinerary planner.

Dublin to Waterford is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, Waterford is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Waterford

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
King of the Vikings ©
King of the Vikings

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hours
Cobh

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Annie Moore Monument as well as Cobh Heritage Centre. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre and then pause for some photo ops at Annie Moore Monument.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cobh day trip planning app.

Getting from Waterford to Cobh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Cobh sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cork.

Things to do in Cobh

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Annie Moore Monument ©
Annie Moore Monument

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nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cork Craft & Design as well as St Fin Barre's Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pick up some new knowledge with Cork Craft & Design.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cork day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Cobh to Cork takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The English Market ©
The English Market
St Fin Barre's Cathedral ©
St Fin Barre's Cathedral
Cork Craft & Design ©
Cork Craft & Design

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal and then contemplate the long history of James Fort. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale journey maker tool.

You can drive from Cork to Kinsale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Castletownbere.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
James Fort ©
James Fort

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Castletownbere

Castletownbere ©
Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. On the 18th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Mill Cove Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass, and then get to know the fascinating history of Allihies Copper Mine Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Castletownbere trip builder tool.

Drive from Kinsale to Castletownbere in 2 hours. May in Castletownbere sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Castletownbere

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Allihies Copper Mine Trail, Mill Cove Gallery, Healy Pass
Highlights from your plan
Allihies Copper Mine Trail ©
Allihies Copper Mine Trail

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nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minard Castle. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Slea Head Drive.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dingle trip website.

You can drive from Castletownbere to Dingle in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle

3
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Head to Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. and Standunfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Gothic Chapel. When in Doolin, make a side trip to see Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan, approximately Ballyvaughan away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, hike along Hag's Head, and get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Doolin online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Doolin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Adare.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liscannor, Kylemore, Standun, Aillwee Cave, Corcomroe Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

2
nights
Adare

Adare
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Adare itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Doolin to Adare in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Adare are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Castleblayney.

Things to do in Adare

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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Castleblayney

Castleblayney ©
Castleblayney or Castleblaney is a town in County Monaghan, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church and then tee off at Mannan Castle Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Castleblayney day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Adare to Castleblayney takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Castleblayney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Castleblayney

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Peter's Church, Mannan Castle Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Mannan Castle Golf Club ©
Mannan Castle Golf Club

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night
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.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Castleblayney to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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