Self Drive Trip in August
My wife and I will be visiting Ireland in August. As we have 15 nights to spend, we chose to do a ‘grand tour’. Just wanted to check if our itinerary is a realistic one. Here’s a rough outline of what we’re planning to do.
Day 1 arrive in Dublin from Belgium (afternoon). Visti Newgrange and spend the night in Drogheda. We won’t visit Dublin as we have been on a city trip there last year.
Day 2 Drive to Belfast and spend the night there.
Day 3 Visit Giant’s causeway and drive to Enniskillen. Spend 2 nights there. Drive around the lake and relax.
Day 5 Drive to Clifden. Stay 3 nights there to have a pause from driving and to explore Connemara.
Day 8 Drive via Cliffs of Moher and The Burren to Adare. Spend 2 nights there to visit Limerick and the Rock of Cashel.
Day 10 Drive to Killarney. 2 nights for the lakes and the Ring of Kerry.
Day 12 Drive to Cork via Mizen Head and Kinsale. 2 nights to visit the town and maybe Blarney Castle.
Day 14 Drive to Kilkenny following the coastline to Waterford and then to Killkenny.
Day 15 Drive to Killiney through Wicklow mountains and visit Powerscourt.
Day 16 Flying out from Dublin airport.
I realize we will have to bridge quite some distance on some days, but we’ve tried to compensate for that by spending 2 nights in several B&B’s and by including a couple of shorter transfers in the West of Ireland.
We have booked most of our B&B’s in advance as we realise August is a busy month.
What do you guys think? Will this be doable?