16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Bratislava

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glendalough Cathedral and Chester Beatty. Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Russborough House (in Wicklow). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online attractions planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bratislava to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bratislava in July, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Russborough House, Trim Castle, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Bru na Boinne
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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): laugh and play at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at The Quay Gallery, contemplate the long history of Westport House, then contemplate the long history of Clew Bay Heritage Centre, and finally explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport route planning website.

Drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Michael Davitt Museum
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Westport House ©
Westport House

2
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.
On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, then examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum ©

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore hidden gems such as Gallarus Oratory and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll explore and learn at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and The Carol Cronin Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: Bromore Cliffs (in Ballybunion) and Listowel (Kerry Writer's Museum & Listowel Castle). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, take an in-depth tour of Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, look for gifts at Fiadh Woven Design, and take in the waterfront activity at Dingle Marina.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle attractions website.

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Listowel, Bromore Cliffs, Dun Chaoin Pier
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Kerry Writer's Museum ©
Kerry Writer's Museum
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne ©
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne

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.
Let the collections at Medieval Mile Museum and Rothe House and Garden capture your imagination. Jerpoint Abbey and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, King of the Vikings, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

Plan trip to Kilkenny with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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