This is our Itinerary, we will be traveling to Ireland in September, if you can please give me any advice regarding it, I would appreciate it greatly. There will be 4 adults traveling, and we will be renting a vehicle.
Friday- Sept. 5th-Land at Shannon airport, at 10:45, pick up rental. Travel to the Cliffs of Moher, and then the Burren Perfumery, and then to our B&B in Kinarva.
Saturday- Early wakeup , eat a full Irish breakfast, head towards our cottage outside of Clifden. Stop at Mollycullen Marble Factory, Oughterard rock mine, and head to Roundstone and perhaps have lunch here and look around if time allows. Head to Clifden, stopping for provisions and then to our cottage. Relax, and then maybe go to a Pub in the evening.
Sunday-Connemara National Park and Kylemore & and a Pub. Does anyone have a suggestion for one that is good in this area, and laid back. Prefer one that is more old fashioned perhaps. It does not have to be in Clifden, but anywhere in surrounding area.
Monday-Delphi Valley, and Doolough Pass, maybe taking in Killary, Is Delphi valley and Doolough pass worth the drive from Clifden or should we do something else that day?
Tuesday- Go to Cong, quiet man museum , Ballintubber Abbey, Our Lady of Knock.
Wednsday-Take the ferry out to Inishbofin Island and tour the Island for the day.
Thursday-Maybe just take it easy around the cottage or , tour the Connemara Smokehouse, The Bog, or whatever else is close by. Shop in Clifden.
Friday- Wakeup & head towards Bunratty Courtyard, we have reservations there & also for the Bunratty Celia show at 5:30 that evening. Take our time and see sights along the way.
Saturday- Irish Breakfast , have my friend at the airport by 10:00 and then make our way towards our cottage on Caragh lake near Killorglin. Any suggestions on a route, or things to see and do on the way. Check in is not until 4:00.
Sunday- Go to Killarney, Muckross house, tour the Gap of Dunloe, and do some hiking.
Monday- Early rise and Tour the Ring Of Kerry
Tuesday--Travel to Dingle, and tour town, Slea Head Drive, Connor Pass, Gallus Oratory, Dunquin Blasket center. Is this too much for one day?
Wednsday---Maybe rent a Kayak or a boat and boat on Caragh lake if possible, do some hiking near our cottage. Or travel interior roads of Ring of Kerry.
Thursday--Maybe travel to Beara Peinsula, is it quite a bit different from the Ring of Kerry, Or the Dingle Peinsula? Or any recommendations?
Friday--wakeup, and start our travel back to Bunratty in order to be close to the airport for our flight out the next day. Does anyone have a recommendation for an alternate route back to Bunratty, or things we should see before we leave Ireland , we have no special plans that day, so we should be able to take our time.
Saturday- Fly Home
I realize we could have seen more if we had chosen to stay in B&B's, but finacially self-catering is more economical for us. I don't know if I have too much on some of our days and not enough on others. I really want it to be a relaxed trip and just enjoy what we are seeing or doing at the time. I don't envision running from place to place and trying to fit it all in, as being very much fun. My favorite fantasy of Ireland is finding a cozy Pub, and listening to some great music, and listening to stories of Ireland from the ones that live there. And perhaps traveling some backroads. Thank you for any suggestions that you can give me and Thanks to all of the TA advisors who have already given me great advice.