16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Zurich

4
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online holiday builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, find something for the whole family at Westport House, and then get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Westport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Westport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Burren, then admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor trip planning app .

Drive from Westport to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Liscannor sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Muckross House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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 19th (Fri): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, stroll through Rothe House and Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny route planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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.
You've now added Climbing Tours to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galway route planning tool .

Drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Wormhole, Corcomroe Abbey
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Climbing Tours

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