16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Dublin
— 1 night
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Wexford
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dublinia, DoDublin, Jesters Comedy Club, and other attractions. On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Grafton Street, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, look for gifts at Decent Cigar Emporium, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then look for gifts at Cherish Me - Luxury Mother & Child, and finally stroll around Phoenix Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: squeeze the most out of the city with DoDublin, view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then pick up some new knowledge with This is Knit, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and finally see a show at Abbey Theatre.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin visit website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Galway

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galway Tour Company, Lahinch Beach and Trad on the Prom. Let the collections at Galway City Museum and The Hungry Monk Art and Craft Gallery capture your imagination. Head to Derryaun Crafts and McCarthy's Jewellery Shopfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Galway to Westport to see The Great Western Greenway about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: gain a rich perspective with Hillwalk Tours, stop by Fallers Jewelers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Muckross House and Innisfallen Island. Head to Lorge Chocolatier and Kenmare Soap Shopfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Garinish Island (in Glengarriff), Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare) and Inch Beach (in Inch). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Killarney online day trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Cork

— 3 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.
Head to Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale and Kinsale Silverfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Charles Fort and Cork City Gaol. Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Kinsale (Old Head Golf Links, Giles Norman Photography Gallery, &more) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cork vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Wexford

— 2 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, get some fabulous bargains at Cushendale Woollen Mills, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach.

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You can drive from Cork to Wexford in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dublin

— 2 nights

Fair City

You've added The Comedy Crunch, Dublin Castle, Abbey Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): walk around St Stephens Green, stop by Kevin & Howlin, and then see a show at Abbey Theatre. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, check out local comedy talent at The Comedy Crunch, stop by The Gutter Bookshop, then stop by Design Lane, and finally expand your horizons at This is Knit.

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Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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.