16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Aberdeen

4
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 museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin tour planner.

Aberdeen, USA to Dublin is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Dublin. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in February: highs in Dublin hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Ballina

Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Tir Saile, admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, then contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey, and finally see the interesting displays at The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballina road trip site .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Ballina takes 3.5 hours. February in Ballina sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Trails Tours

Side Trip

Moyne Abbey
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Horseback Riding Tours
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Tir Saile ©
Tir Saile

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 21st (Fri), trek along Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Pots of Fun, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail, and then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip website .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Galway takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Galway are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Cong Heritage Trail, Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk, Pots of Fun
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The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

1
night
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. On the 23rd (Sun), get outside with Backwest Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and finally make a trip to Cliffs of Moher.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor journey maker tool .

Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in February, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Backwest Adventures, Beauty Of The Burren Walks, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
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Backwest Adventures ©
Backwest Adventures
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier and then head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dingle vacation maker site .

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. February in Dingle sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier

1
night
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, stop by Kinsale Crystal, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery, and finally don't miss a visit to Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kinsale road trip planner .

Getting from Dingle to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Kinsale sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wexford (The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception & Ballinoulart Beach), Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan) and Courtown Woods (in Gorey). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kilkenny Castle, explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, have fun at Pococke Golf Centre, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip app .

You can drive from Kinsale to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford, Ballyhack Castle, Seal Rescue Ireland, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Courtown Woods
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

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