Self Drive Tour of Ireland

Dublin – Kilkenny – Dingle – Galway

Self Drive Tour of Ireland

Welcome to Ireland


Your Self Drive Tour of Ireland is the perfect introductory tour of the Emerald Isle. Take the road to where ever it may take you.

Above all, consult with your Destination Specialist. We will ensure that the highlights of your trip are booked in advance so you won’t miss out on the fun!  Lots of time at leisure will be built in so you can explore on your own, and at your own pace. Let the journey guide you.

Make it Yours

  • Accommodation – Ireland offers a wide range of accommodation styles including boutique hotels, charming B&B’s, and luxurious castle hotels.  Juniper will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation – All of the dots will be connected based on your preferences and budget.  Airport transfers, car rentals, train passes, even private chauffeurs!
  • Day tours and entrance tickets – pre-scheduled tours and experiences for a seamless and enriching travel experience!
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Self Drive Tour of Ireland Day-by-day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Dublin

Immerse yourself in the Irish culture today with an Irish Food Tour or a Guinness Factory Tour. We also recommend spending your evening relaxing at a local pub taking in the beautiful country.

Overnight in Dublin

Day 2: Dublin

Dublin is a small capital but has numerous amounts of history and sights to see. Spend today sightseeing with a historical walking tour or a cruise down River Liffey. Your destination specialist can help you finalize your itinerary to create the perfect experience.

Overnight in Dublin

Day 3: Dublin to Kilkenny

After breakfast today you will check out of your Dublin hotel and take a short taxi ride to your car rental agency (taxi fare not included).

Once you’ve collected your car you will set out into the Irish countryside!  Your first stop will be the elegant Powerscourt Estate to explore its lush grounds and impressive manor.  Weather permitting, you may decide to take a stroll to the Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest in Ireland.

As you continue to Kilkenny be sure to drive through the Wicklow Mountains for a scenic route.

Overnight in Kilkenny

Day 4: Kilkenny

Explore the famous marble-city. Take a privately guided tour of the Kilkenny Castle. Spend your afternoon sightseeing on your own or hire a private guide to take you through this historic town.

Overnight in Kilkenny

Day 5: Kilkenny to Dingle

Check out of your Kilkenny hotel and head west to Dingle.  Along the way, you’ll have lots of opportunities for sightseeing and touring.  Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel, the original Jameson Distillery, and more are all along the way.  Your Destination Specialist can help you organize your time!

Overnight in Dingle

Day 6: Dingle

Today is a full day to explore all that Dingle has to offer! 

Take your time in the morning to drive Dingle’s famous circular route called the Slea Head Drive, visit the Dingle Distillery for a tour and tasting of its whiskey and award-winning gin, take an excursion out on the water.  Your Destination Specialist can help you decide the best options for you and your travel party.

Overnight in Dingle

Day 7: Dingle to Galway

After breakfast and get an early start on the day with a road trip to the Cliffs of Moher. Plan to take a comfort break in Adare. Once at the Cliffs of Moher take a short walk close to the edge of the cliff and take in some breathtaking views. You have the option of taking a walk along the cliffs which can take one person anywhere from one to two hours to complete. If you would rather not walk, perhaps take in the views from below as well with a ferry ride. Once finished head to your next stop, Galway. 

Overnight in Galway

Day 8: Galway

Enjoy a full day in County Galway at your leisure.

Consider exploring north of Galway town and visiting the Connemara Mountains and the charming Kylemore Abbey tucked into its hills.  Or, stay in Galway itself and enjoy the lively cafes, shops, and coastline.

Overnight in Galway

Day 9: Depart for Home

After breakfast this morning you will check out of your Galway hotel and head south to the Shannon Airport.  Leave your rental car with the agency and prepare to say “Farewell!” to the Emerald Isle.

Get Ready to Travel!

Your self drive tour of Ireland at a glance:

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