16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ennis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brussels

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.
Visit Kilmainham Gaol and St. Michan's Church for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trinity College Dublin and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, view the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder site

Brussels, Belgium to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Great Blasket Island and St.James Church will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Slea Head Drive and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Dingle, make a side trip to see Killarney National Park in Killarney, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner

Traveling by car from Dublin to Dingle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ennis.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach, Killarney National Park
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

3
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then view the masterpieces at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ennis trip planner

Traveling by car from Dingle to Ennis takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ennis are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Step out of the city life by going to Irish National Heritage Park and Curracloe Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan) and Reginald's Tower (in Waterford). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planning tool

You can drive from Ennis to Kilkenny in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Ferns Castle, Curracloe Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Reginald's Tower
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

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