16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then browse the exhibits of Reginald's Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip maker site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kilkenny is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Kilkenny is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, you will find days in Kilkenny are cooler (11°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Liscannor.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Liscannor — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Poulnabrone Dolmen, take in the exciting artwork at Foust Gallery, then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Liscannor trip builder website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
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Galway — 4 nights

City of the Tribes

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: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Cong (Ashford Castle, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, stroll around Eyre Square, stop by Burren Perfumery, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March in Galway, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Westport.
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Westport — 2 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 22nd (Wed), ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then choose your vessel at Westport Cruises, then admire the natural beauty at Westport House, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Jacks Old Cottage. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, stop by Foxford Woollen Mills, then browse the exhibits of The North Mayo Heritage Centre, and finally cruise along Atlantic Drive.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Westport journey maker tool.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Westport sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
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Dublin — 6 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll around Phoenix Park, and steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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.