How many days do you need to visit Ireland?

How many days do you need to visit Ireland?

There truly is a ton to see in Ireland. I would recommend a one week in Ireland itinerary minimum but I know people often visit for as little as 5 days. 2 weeks in Ireland is better and 3 weeks will allow you to see most of the country if you’re moving at a decent pace (2-3 nights in each destination).

What is the best way to see Ireland?

When you go to Ireland, I suggest that you rent a car. There is so much to see and driving will be the best way to see Ireland and everything it has to offer. An Ireland road trip is my favorite way to see the island. Please, for the love of Ireland, do NOT spend your whole trip in Dublin!

What is the best month to go to Ireland?

The best time to visit Ireland is between March and May, and September to November, when it’s not as crowded as it is in summer, or as cold as it is in winter. That said, Ireland has a mild, temperate climate and although it’s rainy at times, you can visit all year round.

How long does it take to drive around Ireland?

280 km (175 miles) wide and 486 km (300 miles) long to be exact! This makes it about the size of South Carolina or Maine so you can cover a lot in 7 days. The best way to get around is to drive.

Is Ireland an expensive place to visit?

So there you have it, Ireland has a reputation as one of the most expensive countries in Europe to visit but with a little research and planning it can actually be a very affordable place to take a vacation in! * Originally published in March 2015. Updated in June 2021.

Is it easy to drive around Ireland?

Driving in Ireland is not difficult , but you may want to rent an automatic car rather than one with a stick shift. Yes, it is more expensive, but the convenience is worth it if you’re not used to driving on the left.

What should I avoid in Ireland?

What Not to Do in Ireland: 10 Things to Avoid

  • #1: Neglect to pay your round at the pub.
  • #2: Ignore Irish driving rules and common courtesies.
  • #3: Brag about being “Irish”
  • #4: Say that Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.
  • #5: Bellyache about the weather.
  • #6: Ask about leprechauns.
  • #7: Talk excessively about the “Troubles”

How do tourists get around Ireland?

Train travel is generally the fastest way to get around the country. Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) (; 1850/366222 or 01/836-6222) operates the train services in Ireland. Most lines radiate from Dublin to other principal cities and towns.

What is the rainiest month in Ireland?

Rainfall is extremely common throughout Ireland. The wettest months, almost everywhere are December and January. April is the driest month generally but in many southern parts, June is the driest.

What is the cheapest month to go to Ireland?

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Ireland High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Ireland is February.

Where should I go in Ireland for the first time?

You can really only get in the amazing sights below with a minimum 10 day trip, preferably more.

  • Dublin. Flying into Dublin is always the cheapest and easiest way to explore the rest of Ireland.
  • Rock of Cashel.
  • Cork.
  • Blarney Castle.
  • Jameson Distillery.
  • Killarney and The Ring of Kerry.
  • Cliffs of Moher.
  • Galway City.

Is driving in Ireland hard?

What’s it like on a Rick Steves tour of Ireland?

It was a very Harry Potter experience – the Castle, the Owls and Falcons, walking back to town along the waterway via the woods and the weather cooperated by providing a warm sunny day, unforgettable experience.” Our Ireland tour far exceeded expectations. This was my first Rick Steves tour and I thought we’d be roughing it.

Do you use Rick Steve’s books on your travels?

We have used Rick Steve books since 193 on our travels abroad. I have to start by saying I’m not really the ‘organized tour type’ – I’ve travelled for work internationally on my own a good deal and my husband and I usually arrange our own trips.

Are Rick Steves tours physically active?

Our tours are physically active! It’s an essential part of the Rick Steves tour experience. On our Heart of Ireland in 8 Days tour-among other things-you’ll need to happily…

Why book A Southern Ireland tour with Stephen?

On time, safe travels throughout southern Ireland with great drivers. Local guides equally excellent as Stephen! Fantastic experiences everyday with local people as well as the museums and sites. “Experiencing Dingle. Bed and Breakfast homes were full of love and warmth from the locals. Felt so absorbed by their care and culture.