Hi all! My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon in Ireland for early August. We've been trying to set our itinerary and could use some help/advice. We fly into Dublin at 9am on the 6th, are renting a car, and are flying out of Dublin on the 12th.
Here is our plan so far:
Tues the 6th: Fly into Dublin, pick up rental car, drive to Kilkenny (where staying overnight), visit Rock of Cashel, explore Kilkenny
Wed the 7th: Visit Waterford & do crystal tour, explore a bit, drive to Kinsale, explore & stay overnight in Kinsale
Thurs the 8th: see Blarney Stone en route to Killarney, visit Muckross House & Farm, drive to Kenmare
Fri the 9th: Ring of Kerry. Not sure where to stay this night...maybe Tralee? Is it too much to do Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula in 1 day?
Sat the 10th: Cliffs of Moher, drive to Galway, explore Galway & stay overnight there
Sun the 11th: Drive to Dublin in the morning, explore Dublin (Trinity College, Guiness tour, Dublin Castle), stay overnight in Dublin
Mon the 12th: Fly out of Dublin in the morning
Are we crazy for trying to fit all of this stuff in such a short amount of time? We are both young (mid 20s) and are trying to get the most out of our trip. We are very open to any suggestions/rearrangements of our trip. We were kind of hoping that we would have some down time to explore towns and enjoy being married now, but it seems like we won't have time with our itinerary. Our "must sees" include Dublin, Ring of Kerry and/or Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher. My fiancé really wanted to see the Waterford Crystal tour as well (he has always wanted to learn to blow glass for some reason), but we are still deciding if that is a "must see". Can you offer any advice?