7 Day Ireland Itinerary Road Trip Guide 

Ireland is a place where legends, epics, and science fiction become reality.  Ireland is a breathtaking ancient landscape, rolling green hills and craggy sharp rock.

This 7-day Ireland itinerary guide is broken into three main parts – trip planning decision points, the comprehensive breakdown of each day, and my personal planning tips.

A peek inside the ancient east

Glendalough Monastic City ruins were very impressive and almost fairytale-like with the Round Tower, Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, the high crosses in the graveyard, and the priest’s house.

From Castles to a Ring Called Kerry

The grounds of Blarney Castle and Gardens are huge and require a half day to fully explore everything.  We walked straight to the castle tower to line up to kiss a stone famed for giving the gift of eloquence.

Magic on Skellig Michael

The entire pilgrimage experience of zipping across the North Atlantic to discover that the white tipped Little Skellig was in fact covered by white gannets and adorable puffins that made Skellig Michael their home.

A Day In Killarney

You’ll need a full day exploring Killarney National Park because it’s huge. For us, we wanted to hit up the main sights. We were able to see Muckross Abbey, Muckross House, Torc Waterfall, and Ross Castle.

When it comes to Slea Head Drive, there really wasn’t a specific sight that you’re looking for.  It’s very much a look out into the ocean as you’re driving around.

Coastal Adventures on Dingle Peninsula

Mighty Cliffs and The Burren

We started off by crossing through the countryside before dropping to the coast.  Where there were rolling valleys before, large forested areas popped up and the ground burst with streams of sharp jagged limestone.

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