16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and stop by Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday planning tool.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Dublin at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up 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
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tintern Abbey, thensteep yourself in history at Ferns Castle, thenexamine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, and then walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Wexford trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Wexford takes 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wexford, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Saltee Islands, Irish National Heritage Park
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Saltee Islands ©
Saltee Islands
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, thensample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, explore the galleries of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, thensteep yourself in history at Rothe House and Garden, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Wexford to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
King of the Vikings ©
King of the Vikings

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 25th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners. Keep things going the next day: trek along Beara Way and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, thenstep off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and finally make a trip to Dingle Peninsula.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip builder tool.

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. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, stroll through Drummindoo Stud, and ride a horse along Castlefergus Equestrian.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galway online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Michael Davitt Museum, Scattery Island, Castlefergus Equestrian, Aillwee Cave
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Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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