Hello. I would like it if any of you could comment on our 16 days itinerary. We are a family of 3 (my husband and I and our 13 year old son) We have rented a car for the entire journey. We are German/American so we have traveled Europe.
We like to see as much as we can since we are not sure when we will get back to visit. We rather see a little of a lot, rather then a little.
We would like our son to learn about some of the history, hence the Famine Ship, Titanic Experience, Stone Circles, Historic Castles etc.
Please tell me what I am missing in your opinion-what would you add for a 13 year old (besides relaxing-it's ok we relax on beach vacations)
Also, anything we can skip in your opinion and any small towns to add to our drives.
Please let me know if something is too much in one day and completely unrealistic.
Any suggestions for best Irish heritage museum/park.
Thank you so very much in advance.
Day 1- Arrive Dublin 1230>Shuttle bus to city>Stay at Trinity College x 3 nights>City touring
Day 2-Dublin sightseeing
Day 3-Dublin sightseeing
Day 4-Pick up Rental Car early am at airport>Enniskerry>Gardens of Powercourt>Wicklow Mtns>Glendalough>Kilkenny castle if time>Kilkenny overnight
Day 5-Rock of Cashel>Jerpoint Abbey>Kells Proiry>Kilkenny sightseeing>Overnight Kilkenny
Day 6-Waterford city>Crystal tour maybe?>Dunbrody famine shipping New Ross? unless better option elsewhere>Ardmore Beach>Distillery if time>Kinsale overnight
Day 7-Kinsale Tour 9:15am>Fort>Cobh>Cork>Overnight Kinsale
Day 8-Drive to Kenmare via Killarney>Muckross House>Blarney Castle perhaps just drive by>Beal na Blath>Sheep Farm>Stone circle in Kenmare>Overnight in Kenmare
Day 9- Ring of Kerry>Skellig Experience>drive to Dingle-walk Harbor
Day 10-Dingle loop>ferry or via Shannon?>Cliffs of Moher>Burren>Dungaire Castle driveby>Late arrival to Galway overnight
Day 11-Galway sightseeing>Connemara & country Mayo loop or Aran Islands??> overnight Galway
Day 12-Drive to Derry>(What to see on the way to Derry??)>Derry Sightseeing if time>Overnight in Derry
Day 13-County Donegal Loop>Derry sightseeing>Portrush overnight
Day 14-Portrush>Giants Causeway>Distillery>Bridge>Antrim coast>overnight Portrush
Day 15-Drive to Belfast>Belfast sightseeing>Titanic Experience>overnight Belfast
Day 16- Drive to Dublin airport via Bru Na Boyne sights>Trim castle>overnight at Dublin airport
Day 17-Depart Dublin early am