Hi everyone -
I have done my research for my trip to Ireland in May, and below is my itinerary. Originally the trip started as 2 people doing the trip below. Now we have added 2 other people who will be joining us in Dublin, and then leaving on Sunday to take a train back to Dublin to fly home to Munich. We are all in our 20's and 30's and very capable of getting around and seeing a lot in one day.
These 2 people have said that they don’t want to spend the entire time “on the road” - so I was curious if the trip I have below would be “on the road” too much? I figure we would drive some place, hike or walk around, then drive somewhere else and hike, take pics, etc.
Another comments my travel companions made was that they would be happy staying in tents, especially since Ireland is so beautiful. My second question, is are there campgrounds along the way? We are going the third week of May, so I don’t know how the changing Irish weather will be to camp out in. Are there campgrounds with cabins in the areas? I prefer to not stay in a tent, so I am trying to find something in between hotels and camping.
- Arrive in Dublin Tuesday evening, and check into our hotel.
- Wednesday we would tour Dublin and spend the night again.
- Thursday: early train to Cork and then rent a car and drive to Blarney, on our way to Killarney where we would spend the night.
- Friday we would wake up and drive the Ring of Kerry on our way to Dingle where we would spend the night.
- Saturday would be for touring the Dingle Penninsula returning the same hotel.
- Sunday we would drive to the Cliffs of Moher and spend the night in Bunratty
- Monday around 11:30 am we would fly from Shannon (SNN) to Philly
So again my questions are:
1. Is this a very “on the road” itinerary? What are the driving times? Do you think we would spend more time out of the car hiking and walking around - I will be renting a car and driving from Cork.
2. Are there any campgrounds along my route that might involve cabins with roofs or walls?
Thank you SO SO very much. Please let me know if you would like more information, I am quick to reply to my responses so please ask away.