16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  13 h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Dublin
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  13 h 45 min
End: Dallas

2
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.
You've now added Guinness Storehouse to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin online day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Dublin is 6 hours. Traveling from Dallas in May, things will get cooler in Dublin: highs are around 59°F and lows about 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Dublin to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. You will leave for Dingle on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

1
night
Dingle

Dingle
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You will leave for Galway on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Parks

6
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.
Ashford Castle and Athlone Castle Visitor Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar), Burren Perfumery (in Carran) and Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower & Coole Park Nature Reserve). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, examine the collection at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Athlone, Gort, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Lahinch Beach, Burren Perfumery
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, and finally see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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