16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Miami
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
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Miami

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Curracloe Beach and Kilkenny Castle. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Wells House & Gardens (in Gorey), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, see the interesting displays at Irish National Heritage Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planning site .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Kilkenny is 5 hours. In July, Kilkenny is much colder than Miami - with highs of 65°F and lows of 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

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

1
night
Castletownbere

Castletownbere ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at The Great & Co, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Ireland Way Hiking Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Allihies Copper Mine Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Castletownbere online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Castletownbere takes 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

Parks Outdoors Trails

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.
Attractions like Blarney Castle & Gardens and Dingle Oceanworld make great kid-friendly stops. When in Killarney, make a side trip to see Eask Tower in Dingle, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney online trip builder .

You can drive from Castletownbere to Killarney in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle, Dingle Peninsula, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then play a few rounds at Limerick Golf Club.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Limerick trip planner .

You can take a bus from Killarney to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Bring the kids along to Cliffs of Moher and Westport House. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park (in Liscannor) and Westport (Drummindoo Stud & Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park and make a trip to Eyre Square.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galway tour planner .

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Limerick in July, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Liscannor, Scattery Island, Burren National Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Westport House ©
Westport House
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

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.
Attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: stroll around St Stephens Green, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and meet the residents at Dublin Zoo.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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