16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Killarney
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: Cincinnati

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in August, with highs in Dublin at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, stroll around Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny journey maker tool.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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 4th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the striking landscape at The Burren, then stop by The Aloe Tree, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor planning tool.

Drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Liscannor sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk, The Aloe Tree
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lost Valley, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and finally ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip itinerary site.

Drive from Liscannor to Westport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Westport sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

The Lost Valley
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get outside with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Blasket Island, and finally cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dingle, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Westport to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dingle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 10th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then stroll through Muckross House.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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