We are doing 3 weeks in Ireland/Scotland in December, self-driving.
We are married, late 20's, very into outdoor scenery, castles and history, and the pub scene too. We did a similiar self-drive trip around New Zealand and would also like advice on stop-offs that are worthwhile on our route.
If you would be kind enough to check over the Ireland portion of our itinerary and comment or make alternate suggestions we would sure appreciate it!
Here is what we have so far:
Day 1: Arrive Cork midday, explore and stay in Cork
Day 2: Blarney Stone & Castle, onto Killarney
Day 3: Ring of Kerry, stay again in Killarney
- is 2 nights in Killarney worthwhile or would be better adding an extra night to Cork, Doolin or Dingle?
Day 4: Onto Dingle, stay Dingle
Day 5: Cliffs of Mohr, stay in Doolin
Day 6: Onto Galway, visit Connemara
Day 7: Kylemore Abbey and Ashford Castle, stay at Ashford castle (have to do it this night, due to availability)
Day 8: Drive onto Dublin
Day 9: Dublin, inc trip to Newgrange
Day 10: Dublin
Day 11: Christmas Eve, travel Dublin to Glasgow
Thanks for any help you can give!