Two of us will be traveling to Ireland from 9-3-18 to 9-28-18. We want to see and experience as much of Ireland as possible without getting caught in tourist traps, too much, and also have time to relax. We have 23 full days to play with. We will be flying into and out of Shannon and renting a car. We have been reading and watching as much as we can to learn about what is there, but time is going fast. I have been working up a flexible travel itinerary, but would appreciate some experienced input.
At this point we plan to stay 2 to 3, mostly 3, days at each stop, but I am wondering if we could see just as much by staying 3 to 4 days at each stop. I have been studying maps, but there are so many roads, and towns/cities/communities. My husbands people come from County Clare.
We like smaller towns, and the coast, B and B's are fine, and we are open to public transit for Dublin. We are also interested in bicycle rentals for smaller cities/towns.
My husband is not too interested in Northern Ireland but I must see Giant's Causeway and he is a Van Morrison fan and there is history there.
I look forward to your input