16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Stockholm

3
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 Hook Lighthouse and Reginald's Tower. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilkenny Castle and Ferns Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and The Irish Handmade Glass Company (in Waterford). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and explore the galleries of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny travel route builder website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kilkenny is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Kilkenny. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Ferns Castle, Curracloe Beach, Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall will get you outdoors. Charles Fort and Gallarus Oratory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Dingle (The Carol Cronin Gallery & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Original Kerry Craft Centre (in Castlegregory) and Inch Beach (in Inch). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, hunt for treasures at The English Market, view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners, and make a trip to Ladies' View.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Killarney day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, The English Market, Blackwater Woodturners, Original Kerry Craft Centre, Inch Beach
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Popular historic sites such as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Salthill Promenade are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John's Castle. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Hazel Mountain Chocolates (in Bell Harbour) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Galway route builder tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Killarney in June, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John's Castle, Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cliffs of Moher
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chester Beatty and Bru na Boinne. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of O'Connell Street, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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