16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Geneva

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 27th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, then browse the exhibits of Ballyhack Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Dominican Priory.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Kilkenny is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Kilkenny. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyhack Castle, Tintern Abbey, St. Saviour's Dominican Priory, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, stop by Kinsale Crystal, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, browse the exhibits of The Gallery Kinsale, then take in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale vacation planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kinsale are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

1
night
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 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park and then sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Killarney journey planning app .

Drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and hike along The Dingle Way.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): head outdoors with Wild Kitchen, then 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 take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Liscannor attractions planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Ballina

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 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosserk Friary, then examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and finally explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Tir Saile, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then hike along Lake Lannagh Hiking Trails.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballina trip planning website .

Getting from Liscannor to Ballina by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Lake Lannagh Hiking Trails
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Ballina to Dublin in 3.5 hours. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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