16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Omaha
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Ballyvaughan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Omaha

1
night
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. On the 23rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Vandeleur Walled Garden, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lahinch Beach, experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then look for gifts at Moher Cottage, and finally hike along Hag's Head.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip maker site.

Omaha, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Omaha in August, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Liscannor: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilrush, Lahinch Beach, Kilkee Cliff Walk
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, then don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newman University Church, stroll around St Stephens Green, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dublin trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Westport (The Great Western Greenway & Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre) and St Patrick’s Catholic Church (in Newport). The adventure continues: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Galway online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Westport, St Patrick’s Catholic Church
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

3
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 3rd (Thu), stop by Burren Perfumery, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Burren and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ballyvaughan online trip maker.

You can drive from Galway to Ballyvaughan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Burren National Park, Burren Perfumery, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Dungaire Castle
Highlights from your plan
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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