16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, explore and take pictures at Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and then play a few rounds at Mount Juliet Estate. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Dunmore Cave and then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny custom trip planner.

In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dunmore Cave, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Hore Abbey, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Dunmore Cave ©
Dunmore Cave

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sherkin Island and Torc Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Franciscan Friary. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Castlegregory Golf Club (in Castlegregory), Lough Hyne (in Skibbereen), Premier Irish Golf Tours Ltd (in Tralee) and Inch Beach (in Inch). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, try to win big at Killarney Races, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Waterville.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sherkin Island, Castlegregory Golf Links, Lough Hyne, Premier Irish Golf Tours Ltd, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Lough Hyne ©
Lough Hyne
Sherkin Island ©
Sherkin Island

4
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Get some historical perspective at Three Castle Head and Derrynane House. Get in touch with nature at Ballinskelligs Beach and Barleycove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Waterville side-trips: Cahersiveen (Cahergall Fort & Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church), Blueberry Hill Farm (in Sneem) and Dursey Island (in Crookhaven).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterville tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Killarney to Waterville. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Three Castle Head, Ballinskelligs Beach, Derrynane House, Blueberry Hill Farm
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Waterville Golf Links ©
Waterville Golf Links
Cahergall Fort ©
Cahergall Fort
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach

4
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Visit Ashford Castle and Aughnanure Castle for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Sky Rd and Surfing. Explore Clifden's surroundings by going to Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sky Road Loop, don't miss a visit to Croagh Patrick, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden vacation builder.

Explore your travel options from Waterville to Clifden with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cong, Michael Davitt Museum, Lahinch Beach, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Croagh Patrick
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Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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