16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Drogheda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Killarney
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Savannah

3
nights
Drogheda

Drogheda ©
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Carlingford to Omeath Greenway, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mainistir Bhuithe, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu House and Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, learn about all things military at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mellifont Abbey, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dublin Falconry.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Drogheda online tour itinerary planner .

Savannah, USA to Drogheda is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Savannah in April, things will get much colder in Drogheda: highs are around 53°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Drogheda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Carlingford to Omeath Greenway, St. Patrick's Church, Dublin Falconry
Highlights from your plan
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church
Mellifont Abbey ©
Mellifont Abbey

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse. Spend the 10th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Spire.

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Traveling by car from Drogheda to Dublin takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Wicklow Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holycross Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in April since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Holycross Abbey, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wild Atlantic Way and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Dog's Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cong (Monk's Fishing House & Ashford Castle). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and steep yourself in history at The Lynch Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Galway, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cong, Dog's Bay Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of the city life by going to Conor Pass and Beara Way. Explore hidden gems such as Inch Beach and Healy Pass. Change things up with a short trip to Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows in Dingle (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney day trip planner .

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Conor Pass, Beara Way, Inch Beach, Kerry Cliffs, Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows
Highlights from your plan
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

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