16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Chester Beatty. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin day trip app.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Dublin to be colder, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

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Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©

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.
On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and then walk around Ballincollig Regional Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cork sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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 9th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, then contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then admire the verdant scenery at Black Valley, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Spas

2
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, browse the exhibits of The Carol Cronin Gallery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, go for a stroll along the water at Dingle Marina, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally head outdoors with Dingle Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip builder.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Dingle Marina ©
Dingle Marina

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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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Moher Cottage, stroll through Cliffs of Moher, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, and finally stroll through Spanish Point Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor route planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

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