16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Fly
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Dublin
— 3 nights
Train
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cahersiveen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Cork
— 1 night
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Dublin

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and Trim Castle. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Glendalough Village to see Wicklow Mountains National Park about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Geneva in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

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 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Kennedy Homestead, and finally steep yourself in history at Ferns Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Well, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, experience rural life at Loughwell Farm Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, then walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, and finally grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

Plan trip to Westport with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Westport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cahersiveen.

Things to do in Westport

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Cahersiveen

— 2 nights
Cahersiveen—alternate spellings Cahirsiveen, Cahirciveen or Caherciveen— is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Dunbeg Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Ballycarbery Castle, then take an in-depth tour of The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Derrynane Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Staigue Fort.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Cahersiveen trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Westport to Cahersiveen in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cahersiveen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Kerry Way, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Killarney itinerary app.

Getting from Cahersiveen to Killarney by car takes about an hour. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. On the next day, examine the collection at West Cork Model Railway Village and then take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cork itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.