I'm joining my husband on a last minute business trip to NI/Ireland in a couple of weeks, so I get to quickly plan our trip. We have always wanted to go, so of course we have a million more things to see than we have time for! We have a week after he's done working in Belfast to explore south and have narrowed the itinerary, though possibly not enough. We enjoy exploring outside, scenic walks, old architecture, museums, quaint and friendly towns and getting a feel for the local culture. Can't miss things for me are Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, Rock of Cashel and Dublin. I don't have much experience traveling internationally, and we tend to be ambitious on trips, so I could use some help with logistics. Please tell me if this is reasonable:
Day 1: Finish sightseeing in Belfast or go right to small town near Cliffs of Moher. I'm thinking Doolin, but am open to whatever town is best for getting to Cliffs. Sleep in Doolin or whatever place best suited for Cliffs. (yes, long drive but we want to end at Dublin and want to minimize number of short BnB stays)
Day 2: Cliffs of Moher, drive to Dingle, sleep in Dingle
Day 3 and 4: Dingle, scenic drives, exploring
Day 5: Wake up, drive to Dublin, stopping at Rock of Cashel along the way.
Day 6 and 7: Our Dublin must sees
Day 8: I fly out of Dublin
I feel like I'm wasting a precious day on day 5, mostly on the road from Dingle to Dublin with only Rock of Cashel for that day, but this is the best I can come up with to hit all of the spots. I am inexperienced and rushed so would love any help/insight! Thanks!