16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Waterville
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Clifden
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Nairobi

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Brittas Bay and The Little Museum of Dublin. Trinity College Dublin and Drimnagh Castle will appeal to history buffs. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Woodenbridge Golf Club in Arklow, approximately 1:05 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin vacation builder.

If you are flying in from Kenya, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brittas Bay, Woodenbridge Golf Club
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Woodenbridge Golf Club ©
Woodenbridge Golf Club
Drimnagh Castle ©
Drimnagh Castle
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilkenny Castle and St. Aidan's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rock of Cashel and Hore Abbey. Go for a jaunt from Kilkenny to Curracloe to see Curracloe Beach about 1:15 hours away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, try your luck at Gowran Park Racecourse, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and do a tasting at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerery planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashel, Kells Priory, St. Aidan's Cathedral, Gowran Park Racecourse, Curracloe Beach
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Ross Castle. Get outdoors at Torc Waterfall and Killarney National Park. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Premier Irish Golf Tours Ltd in Tralee--about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Ladies' View and appreciate the art of brewing with a tour of local breweries.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Waterville.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Premier Irish Golf Tours Ltd
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ballinskelligs Beach and Ring of Kerry. Take a break from the city and head to Derrynane Beach and Barleycove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterville: Allihies Copper Mine Trail (in Allihies) and Cahergall Fort (in Cahersiveen).

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Waterville itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Killarney to Waterville. In September in Waterville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Waterville

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Derrynane Beach, Barleycove Beach, Ballinskelligs Beach, Ring of Kerry, Cahergall Fort
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Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Cahergall Fort ©
Cahergall Fort
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach

3
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Get outdoors at Dog's Bay Beach and Connemara National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Connemara Championship Golf Links . There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Renvyle Beach, make a trip to Sky Rd, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Clifden vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Waterville to Clifden with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Clifden are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dog's Bay Beach, Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Renvyle Beach, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Connemara Championship Golf Links ©
Connemara Championship Golf Links
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

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