16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

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 Killarney National Park and Kerry Cliffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ring of Kerry. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dingle) and Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary (in Lispole). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Killarney visit planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Killarney is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana to Killarney, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: highs in Killarney hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenmare, Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary, Kerry Cliffs, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): hike along Hag's Head, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, and finally Head underground at Doolin Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, go for a walk through Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and then stroll through Cliffs of Moher.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor online trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Doolin, Ballyvaughan, Scattery Island, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
Highlights from your plan
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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.
Get outdoors at Wild Atlantic Way and Castlefergus Equestrian. Step off the beaten path and head to Burren National Park and Salthill Promenade. Venture out of the city with trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), The Woollen Market (in Ennis) and King John's Castle (in Limerick). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Quay Street and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip app .

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ennis, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John's Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting The Great Western Greenway and Mulranny Strand will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Sky Rd (in Clifden). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick’s Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport visit app .

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Westport, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sky Rd, Mulranny Strand, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, stroll around St Stephens Green, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dublin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Dublin, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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