16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Shreveport
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
5
Galway
— 3 nights
6
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Shreveport

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rock of Cashel and Jerpoint Abbey. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilkenny Castle and Butter Slip. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Huntington Castle (in Clonegal). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey and contemplate the long history of Duiske Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planning site .

Shreveport, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shreveport to Kilkenny is 6 hours. While traveling from Shreveport, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duiske Abbey, Huntington Castle, Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of James Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kinsale sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
James Fort ©
James Fort
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

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 21st (Thu), look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, take an in-depth tour of Kerry County Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To plan Killarney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tralee, Kerry Cliffs
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 23rd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then take in the waterfront activity at Dingle Marina, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle day trip planning app .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Dingle, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Royal Abbey of Cong. Step off the beaten path and head to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Kilmacduagh Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Quin Abbey (in Quin), Monk's Fishing House (in Cong) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Lynch Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galway travel route planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cong, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Kilmacduagh Tower, Quin Abbey
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

3
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.
Trinity College Dublin has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Bru na Boinne and Kilmainham Gaol. Popular historic sites such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Guinness Storehouse are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar and examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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