16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cork day trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Cork is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Cork is 5 hours. Traveling from Orlando in June, things will get much colder in Cork: highs are around 63°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ladies' View, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Killarney journey planning website .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Appreciate the collections at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and Fiadh Woven Design. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gallarus Oratory. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Irish Famine Cottages, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and explore the galleries of The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary planning app .

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. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Irish Famine Cottages ©
Irish Famine Cottages

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Limerick Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Limerick trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Limerick sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur

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 (Fri), examine the collection at King of the Vikings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then savor the flavors at Brewery Corner, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, browse the exhibits of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife

Side Trip

King of the Vikings
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. You'll explore and learn at Chester Beatty and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh), Newgrange (in Donore) and King John's Castle (in Carlingford). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

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You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

King John's Castle, Newgrange, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
Highlights from your plan
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street

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