My friend and I will be traveling in Ireland for a week in September (arrive Sunday morning, and leave the following Sunday morning). I set up a tentative itinerary, but I feel like we're cramming too much in. We were told we couldn't miss Giant's Causeway, but it's really far from everything else. This is what I've got right now:
Day 2: Drive to Connemara and see Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, and spend the night in Clifden
Day 3: Drive to Galway, explore, spend the night in Galway. See Trad on the Prom (select nights)
Day 4: See Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, and drive to Dingle
Day 5: Explore Dingle area, Blarney Castle, etc. Drive to Dublin in PM
Day 6: Explore Dublin
Day 7: Explore Dublin
Day 8: Leave in AM
Is this too much? We want to see as much as possible since this might be our only chance, but also experience Ireland's charm. If it's too much, what do we cut out?? Also, any recommondations on places to stay, or things to do that I haven't mentioned?
I appreciate the help!