16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Miami, Florida
Fly + Bus:  13 h 15 min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Castletownbere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Miami, Florida

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kilkenny Castle and Irish National Heritage Park. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Wells House & Gardens (in Gorey), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planning tool.

Miami, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Miami to Kilkenny. Traveling from Miami in July, things will get cooler in Kilkenny: highs are around 65°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Castletownbere.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Wells House & Gardens, Curracloe Beach, Irish National Heritage Park, King of the Vikings
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Wells House & Gardens ©
Wells House & Gardens

1
night
Castletownbere

Castletownbere ©
Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by The Great & Co, trek along The Ireland Way Hiking Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Allihies Copper Mine Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Castletownbere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kilkenny to Castletownbere by car takes about 3.5 hours. July in Castletownbere sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Castletownbere

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Allihies Copper Mine Trail
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Allihies Copper Mine Trail ©
Allihies Copper Mine Trail

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kids will enjoy Dingle Peninsula and Blarney Castle & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Dingle (Eask Tower & Dingle Oceanworld). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner.

Getting from Castletownbere to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Dingle Peninsula
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 18th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then tee off at Limerick Golf Club.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip maker website.

Traveling by bus from Killarney to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Limerick Golf Club ©
Limerick Golf Club
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Cliffs of Moher and Drummindoo Stud will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park (in Liscannor) and Westport (Westport House & Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Burren National Park and make a trip to Eyre Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galway travel planner.

Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Limerick in July, you will find days in Galway are slightly colder (63°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Liscannor, Scattery Island, Burren National Park
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park ©
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Phoenix Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo.

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Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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