16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Cong
— 1 night
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
3
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Drive to Ballyvaughan
4
Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Wexford
— 4 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Dubai International Airport

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Dublin

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple Bar and Guinness Storehouse. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Grafton Street.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Dublin is minus 4 hours. In January, Dublin is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cong.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Cong

— 1 night
On the 19th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get the lay of the land with Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cong journey maker website.

Getting from Dublin to Cong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cong can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, then see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, and finally don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore online trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Cong to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Inishmore are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

Ballyvaughan

— 2 nights
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Burren. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Carran Medieval Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally Head underground at Aillwee Cave.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Ballyvaughan day trip planning tool.

Getting from Inishmore to Ballyvaughan by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, then kick back and relax at Inch Beach, and finally cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dingle road trip planner.

You can drive from Ballyvaughan to Dingle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Wexford

— 4 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Visiting Mayfield Birds of Prey and Mount Juliet Estate will get you outdoors. Kilkenny Castle and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Medieval Mile Museum (in Kilkenny) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, and examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wexford holiday planner.

Drive from Killarney to Wexford in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.