My wife and I will be visiting Ireland for the first time this June and I'm currently working on our itinerary. We will only be there for 6 nights and want to see the beautiful scenery, enjoy the pubs and culture, and take in the rich history of Ireland. We booked through a package deal so our first night has to be in Dublin and our last night, at a hotel in Powerscourt Estate.
This is what I have so far and would really appreciate any suggestions. Besides the first and last night's hotel stays, nothing is set in stone and can easily be changed! We'll be using a rental car for our journey.
Day 1 - Explore Dublin
Day 2 - Leave early for Galway. Stop at Clonmacnoise on the way. Spend the day exploring the city and surroundings. Spend night in Galway.
Day 3 - Head to Connemara National Park and spend the day there. Come back that evening and stay in Galway for the night.
Day 4 - Check out of hotel and head to see the Cliffs of Moher. Continue on to Ennis and spend the night there.
Day 5 - Depart Ennis and head towards Kilkenny. Stop and visit the Rock of Cashel on the way. Spend the night in Kilkenny.
Day 6 - Depart for Powerscourt.
This is all I have so far. I haven't narrowed in on all sights to see/ places to eat but this is a rough draft. I originally had hoped to get to Cork but I just don't think we have enough time in 7 days and we don't want to spend our entire time traveling. Does this itinerary look to busy or would we be okay?
Thanks in advance!