16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Cong
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Cong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Cong

— 2 nights
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cong holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Cong is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New York City to Cong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get cooler in Cong: highs are around 63°F and lows about 51°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dingle.

Things to do in Cong

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've now added The Dingle Pub to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dun Chaoin Pier. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallarus Oratory and Minard Castle. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Riasc, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, head outdoors with Dingle Bay, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilmalkedar Church.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cong to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trip

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 7th (Thu), try to win big at Killarney Races, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): snap pictures at Cromwell's Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, and then steep yourself in history at Stone Circle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Cork, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

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.
Jerpoint Abbey and Kilkenny Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Ferns Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to New Ross (Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center & Kennedy Homestead) and Huntington Castle (in Clonegal). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip tool.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Dublin

— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and 14 Henrietta Street. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chester Beatty and The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre in Dalkey, approximately Dalkey away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, and get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

Plan my day in Dublin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.