16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Cong
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Cong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Cong

— 2 nights
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cong holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Cong is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New York City to Cong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get cooler in Cong: highs are around 63°F and lows about 51°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dingle.

Things to do in Cong

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've now added The Dingle Pub to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Riasc. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallarus Oratory and Dun Chaoin Pier. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilmalkedar Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cong to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 7th (Thu), try to win big at Killarney Races, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): snap pictures at Cromwell's Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, and then steep yourself in history at Stone Circle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Cork, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

Marble City

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.
Jerpoint Abbey and Huntington Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Ferns Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to New Ross (Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center & Kennedy Homestead). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, steep yourself in history at Duiske Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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 some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and 14 Henrietta Street. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chester Beatty and The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre in Dalkey, approximately Dalkey away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, and get to know the fascinating history of Great South Wall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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.