16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Cong
— 1 night
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights

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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

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: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin attractions planner.

Austin, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Dublin is 6 hours. In May, Dublin is colder than Austin - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cong.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
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Cong

Cong ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong, then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, then get interesting insight from Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally don't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

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Getting from Dublin to Cong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Cong, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ireland's School of Falconry ©
Ireland's School of Falconry
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

3
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's much more to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, head off the coast to Scattery Island, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Doolin itinerary planner.

Drive from Cong to Doolin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip planning website.

Getting from Doolin to Dingle by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Dingle, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

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 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, visit Killarney Falconry, then steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

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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. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

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 28th (Fri), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planning website.

Drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Kells Priory ©
Kells Priory

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