16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Dublin
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Clifden
— 2 nights
Taxi:  1 h 45 min
5
Inishmore
— 1 night
Taxi:  2 h
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Bantry
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Dublin

1
night
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 17th (Fri): trek along The Kerry Way and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torc Mountain Walk. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Old Kenmare Road, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip tool.

Dublin to Killarney is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk

2
nights
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 19th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Birds of Prey Educational Centre, don't miss a visit to Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, and then contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, steep yourself in history at James Fort, thenadmire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, thentake an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, and finally stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kinsale, Michael Collins Centre, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
James Fort ©
James Fort

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, and then take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Riasc, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Cork to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In May in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Dingle

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Glenteenassig Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Hehirs Of Clifden, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Mannin Bay Blueway, thentake in the exciting artwork at Roundstone Ceramics, and finally explore the activities along Roundstone Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Lettergesh Beach, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Diamond Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Clifden attractions site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Clifden in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Roundstone, Letterfrack, Gothic Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
Diamond Hill ©
Diamond Hill
Roundstone Bay ©
Roundstone Bay

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, thenexplore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla.

Plan trip to Inishmore with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Clifden to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Dun Eochla ©
Dun Eochla

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenmake a trip to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, thensteep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Coole Park Nature Reserve, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galway online day trip planner.

Traveling by taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cong, Coole Park Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Kayaking & Canoeing
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, thencontemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bantry.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

3
nights
Bantry

Bantry ©
Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. On the 29th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Dursey Island. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Beicin Loop, delve into the lush surroundings at Glengariff Woods, thenidentify plant and animal life at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and finally delve into the distant past at Three Castle Head.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bantry trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Bantry takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bantry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glengarriff, Dun na sead castle / Baltimore Castle, Three Castle Head, Dursey Island
Highlights from your plan
Dursey Island ©
Dursey Island
Glengarriff Nature Reserve ©
Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Dun na sead castle / Baltimore Castle ©
Dun na sead castle / Baltimore Castle

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