16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Denver
+3
train + foot + Fly + bus:  16​h
1
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Glengarriff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Kylemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Dublin
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h
End: Denver

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Charles Fort and Cork City Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at The English Market and Granny's Bottom Drawer. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Cobh (Cobh Cathedral & Titanic Experience Cobh) and Kinsale (Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre & Rohan Reilly Photography). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park, and don't miss a visit to Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cork day trip tool .

Denver, USA to Cork is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Cork. Traveling from Denver in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cork, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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The English Market ©
The English Market
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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Glengarriff

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Garnish Island and then cruise along Ring of Kerry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, delve into the distant past at Uragh Stone Circle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gleninchaquin Park, and finally look for gifts at Skyline Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glengarriff journey planner.

Drive from Cork to Glengarriff in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Uragh Stone Circle, Ring of Kerry
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Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 2nd (Sun), stop by Burren Perfumery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bridges of Ross, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and then stop by The Celtic T Shirt Shop.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In December in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Lahinch, Bridges of Ross, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, The Burren Smokehouse,, Burren Perfumery
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 4th (Tue), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, stop by Aran Sweater Market, make a trip to Plassey Wreck, then delve into the distant past at O'Brien's Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of St. Caomhan’s Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore attractions planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kylemore.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Inisheer
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eochla ©
Dun Eochla
O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle

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Kylemore

Kylemore ©
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I.
Get in touch with nature at The Great Western Greenway and Aillebrack Green Coast Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Roundstone Ceramics. Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar), Parade (in Newport) and The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts and kick back and relax at Mannin Bay Blueway.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kylemore road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Kylemore takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kylemore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clifden, The Lost Valley, Roundstone Ceramics, The Great Western Greenway, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Bru na Boinne and Kilmainham Gaol are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker .

Getting from Kylemore to Dublin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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