16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
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 Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Dublin is 5 hours. In July, Dublin is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, steep yourself in history at Ferns Castle, then examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, then step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, and then walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford trip tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Wexford dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Irish National Heritage Park, Saltee Islands, Curracloe Beach
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. On your second day here, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, explore the galleries of The Blackbird Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny journey app .

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

2
nights
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 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): hike along Beara Way and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney trip builder .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blackwater Woodturners, Beara Way
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 27th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Galway vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dingle in July since evenings lows in Galway dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Drummindoo Stud, Castlefergus Equestrian, Aillwee Cave, Michael Davitt Museum
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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