16 days in Thurles & Kilkee Itinerary

16 days in Thurles & Kilkee Itinerary

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16 days in Thurles & Kilkee Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  2​h 30​min
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Dublin


Thurles ©
Thurles is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Thurles: Aistear InisCealtra (in Mountshannon), Cashel (Rock of Cashel, Hore Abbey, & more) and Swiss Cottage (in Cahir). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at St Mary's Famine History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holycross Abbey, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Flannan's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thurles day trip site .

Dublin to Thurles is an approximately 2-hour car ride. August in Thurles sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kilkee.

Things to do in Thurles

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tipperary, Cashel, Killaloe, Templemore, Portumna
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Horseback Riding Tours
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre


Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkee: Liscannor (Hag's Head & Cliffs of Moher), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Doolin Cave (in Doolin). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, tee off at Kilkee Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Kilkee Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bridges of Ross.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkee trip planning site .

You can drive from Thurles to Kilkee in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Liscannor, County Clare, Kilrush, Corofin
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Bridges of Ross ©
Bridges of Ross