16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Dublin

— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum will thrill your kids. Temple Bar and Trinity College Dublin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dublin tour planner.

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Dublin at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Clifden

— 2 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dog's Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Sky Rd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Renvyle Beach, then view the masterpieces at Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, and finally look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Clifden trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Clifden in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then browse the range of quality goods at Strand House Cafe, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Clifden to Dingle in 4.5 hours. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Killarney National Park and The Kerry Way will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muckross House and St. Mary's Cathedral. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Old Kenmare Road in Kenmare--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and look for gifts at Moriarty’s.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Cork

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, hunt for treasures at The English Market, then steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, and finally explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cork trip app.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Kilkenny

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Reginald's Tower and Kilkenny Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hook Lighthouse and Rothe House and Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Waterford (King of the Vikings & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

Planning Kilkenny trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.