My daughter and I (both adults) are planning a trip to Ireland for next year. We will have 16 days for our trip. I have made a rough itinerary and would like advice from the experts. I know this is long so please be patient with me. We want to have time to explore and shop and visit pubs.
Day 1- Leave the States
Day 2- Arrive Dublin and do HOHO bus. We have traveled to Europe before so we do know about jet lag and how much we can do on the first day. Spend night in Dublin
Day 3- Wicklow Mountains tour. Spend night in Dublin
Day 4- Northern Ireland tour. Spend night in Dublin
Day5- Pick up rental car and drive to Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Blarney Castle. Spend night at Blarney Woolen MIlls Hotel.
Day 6- Blarney to Glengariff (not coastal route) then Glengariff to Kenmare by way of Beara Peninsula. Spend night in Kenmare.
Day 7- Kenmare to Killarney through Killarney National Park. Spend night in Killarney
Day 8- Explore National Park. Spend night in Killarney
Day 9- Killarney to Dingle. Afternoon horse back ride. Spend night in Dingle
Day 10- Blasket Island Eco Tour and Inch Strand Beach. Spend night in Dingle
Day 11- Dingle to Doolin. Stop at Cliffs of Moher. Spend night in Doolin
Day 12- Aran Island and Cliffs of Moher Tour. Spend night in Doolin
Day 13- Explore Burren. Should we spend the night in Doolin or head to Galway and spend the night?
Day 14- Explore Galway and nearby. Spend night in Galway
Day 15- Galway to Bunratty. Visit Lough Gur and Bunratty Castle and park. Spend night in Bunratty
Day 16- Shannon airport for flight home.
Should we leave Galway for another time?