16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Appreciate the collections at Hook Lighthouse and The Irish Handmade Glass Company. Shop till you drop at Reginald's Tower and The Blackbird Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planning site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Kilkenny is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Ferns Castle, Curracloe Beach, Rock of Cashel, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Gap of Dunloe and Inch Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ross Castle and Blackwater Woodturners. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: The English Market (in Cork), Dingle (The Carol Cronin Gallery, Gallarus Oratory, & more) and Original Kerry Craft Centre (in Castlegregory). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, make a trip to Ladies' View, and steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Killarney day trip tool .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Original Kerry Craft Centre, The English Market, Charles Fort, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Galway Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salthill Promenade and Hazel Mountain Chocolates. Venture out of the city with trips to King John's Castle (in Limerick), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Galway, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Corcomroe Abbey, Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Kilmainham Gaol and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Bru na Boinne in Donore--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography, and admire the striking features of Dublin Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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