16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 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
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip tool .

Pune, India to Kilkenny is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Pune to Kilkenny. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cashel
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then stop by Kinsale Silver, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale day trip website .

Getting from Kilkenny to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale ©
Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ross Castle and Torc Waterfall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muckross Abbey and Norman McCloskey Photography. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm in Kenmare--about 52 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's more to do: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inch Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gallarus Oratory and St.James Church. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Great Blasket Island, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle online attractions planner .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Ventry, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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.
Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology capture your imagination. Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Saint Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Grafton Street, get your bearings at Chester Beatty Library, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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