16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, and finally admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Keyser's Lane, and finally step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Wexford holiday planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Wexford is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tallinn to Wexford, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tallinn in July: highs in Wexford hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Saltee Islands, Curracloe Beach, Irish National Heritage Park
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Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then stroll around Kilkenny Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then explore the galleries of The Blackbird Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kilkenny tour planner .

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 12th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners. On your second day here, trek along Beara Way, take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Killarney online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Eask Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then contemplate the long history of Great Blasket Island, and finally get outside with Dingle Peninsula.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Castlefergus Equestrian.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Dingle in July, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Castlefergus Equestrian, Michael Davitt Museum, Aillwee Cave, Scattery Island
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to Merrion Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin attractions planner.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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