16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Rome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cork tour planner.

Rome, Italy to Cork is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Cork is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Cork: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Cobh Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get in touch with nature at Kerry Cliffs and Gap of Dunloe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garinish Island and Ross Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Blackwater Woodturners, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Killarney tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry, Garinish Island
Highlights from your plan
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get outside with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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 17th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then stroll through Castlefergus Equestrian.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Limerick trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Limerick, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Drummindoo Stud and Aillwee Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Salthill Promenade. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's more to do: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planning app .

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Limerick in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Drummindoo Stud, Corcomroe Abbey, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Galway in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Kilkenny. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trim Castle and Bru na Boinne. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin route builder website .

You can take a train from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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