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Help...need to finalize itinerary

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Help...need to finalize itinerary

I have been researching many other TA reviews and they have helped me narrow down a plan (I hope). I will be travelling with my husband and mother in law. We will be doing a 9 night/10 day driving tour of Ireland. We are really keen to see the country side as much as possible, so are limiting our days in the cities to accommodate. Any advice would be grateful

19/04: Fly into Belfast(from London). Tour Belfast, titanic exhibit, etc. Night in Belfast

20/04: Giants causeway and possibly Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge? We have heard that it is better to take a tour to Giants causeway so we can enjoy the scenery? Thoughts? Also, I cannot seem to find a tour that will do both the bridge and the causeway...so we may end up driving.

Night in Belfast

21/04: Train to Dublin: Trinity College, Guinness factory, etc

Night in Dublin

22/04: Rental car and drive to Galway (not sure if we should stop along the way to certain areas) need to do more research on this.

Night in Galway

23/04: Day trip to Aran Islands

Night in Galway

24/04: Wake up early and do cliffs of moher and the burren on our way to Dingle

Drive to Dingle

Night in dingle

25/04:Slea head loop

Night in Dingle

26/04-27/04: This is where i am confused. We would like to go from dingle to do ROK. I am thinking we could do this in one day and then spend the night in either Kenmore or Killarney. I have heard great things about Kisdale so would like to drive down to Kisdale and stay there a night (as we fly back to London on the 28th from Cork).

I am worried that I am trying to cram in to many places...should I eliminate Kisdale and spend two nights in Kerry? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.


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1. Re: Help...need to finalize itinerary

Hi Nicole. I think your itinerary looks great. You have the cities first then countryside fir the second half. I would stay in Kenmare the one night then Kinsale the last. It's very close to the airport and a nice town on the water.

A lot of people leave Dublin early and stop at Newgrange on the way (haven't been there yet but it's definately on my list...)

Also good idea to book Titanic Museum ahead of time so you don't have to wait.

Have a great trip!

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2. Re: Help...need to finalize itinerary

Personally, I would eliminate Kinsale from your particular itinerary

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3. Re: Help...need to finalize itinerary

Don't miss the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin... the Archaeology Branch on Kildare street. Free entry and it houses all of the most important and impressive archaeological finds from all over the country... it's well worth a visit... but maybe i'm just biased beacuse i'm an archaeologist :P

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4. Re: Help...need to finalize itinerary

Not a fan of Kinsale myself but Its handy for Cork Airport. Personally I would fly into Cork and do the clockwise arc ending with the car at Dublin Airport before bus into Belfast for the trip Home. I would only use One night for Dingle to break the trip between Killarney and Ennis (for the Cliffs) or would do the ring of Kerry from Killarney then head straight for Galway without running out onto the spur.

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