My friend and I (both females in our early 30s) are traveling from the US to Ireland for the first time at the beginning of April and have come up with the itinerary below. I would really like suggestions as to what you would change, whether we are trying to do too much, where to eat and stay in the towns, etc. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me! We are so excited for our trip!
Day 1 - arrive in Dublin at 5:45 AM and rent our car. Drive to Glendalough to see the monastic buildings on our way to Kilkenny. Overnight in Kilkenny.
Day 2 - Visit the rock of Cashel and the Holy Cross Abbey, then drive onto Cork to see the Blarney Castle. Drive to Killarney or Kenmare for the night. Which of these would you suggest???
Day 3 - either visit sights in Killarney, or drive the ROK. Which would you suggest? Overnight in Dingle.
Day 4 - do the Slea Head Drive and eventually make our way to Ennis via the Connor Pass. Overnight in Ennis.
Day 5 - see the Cliffs of Moher and the burren on our way to Galway. Overnight in Galway.
Day 6 - Drive Connemara. Overnight in Galway or Connemara somewhere.
Day 7 - see more of Connemara, and make our way back to Dublin. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 8 - see Dublin in the morning and get ready for our 3:45 flight out of Dublin.