Irish Road Trip

Use this Ireland road trip itinerary when planning a trip to Ireland. Explore castles & some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Plan your trip to the Emerald Isle.

The Guinness Storehouse is part brewery tour & museum. Find the famous Book of Kells in the Old Library at Trinity College & later stop at Temple Bar for a drink.



Enjoy Wicklow Mountains National Park. After, continue to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland. Try a tour of the House of Waterford Crystal Factory, where you can see glass being blown by hand.


Visit the Rock of Cashel, the ruins are impressive & full of history. Then head south to the seaside town of Cobh where you can book a tour about the history of the Titanic.


I recommend a stop at Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. Then consider exploring Killarney NP, driving the Ring of Kerry, or head to Slea Head Road to circle the Dingle Peninsula.

From Tralee, it's about two and a half hours to the Cliffs of Moher. You'll probably want to plan a visit in the afternoon, even if it's raining! The Cliffs are impressive in any weather.

Cliffs of Moher


Ashford Castle is expensive for an overnight stay but we booked an afternoon tea & were able to explore the gardens. After tea head to Westport & wander the charming city.

Westport to Galway

There's a lot to do in Westport, from climbing Croagh Patrick to cycling the Greenway, to exploring the islands in Clew Bay. Once in Galway, find tons of pubs with live Irish music!

If you want a taste of old, traditional Ireland, the Aran Islands are the place to visit. The Aran Islands make for a great day trip from the mainland. See ruins & sea cliffs.

Aran Islands