Road trips are one of the best ways to see any country, especially those with beautiful scenery like Ireland. But how do you choose where to go?
With so many amazing sites and experiences, it can be difficult to decide what your top stops should be! We’ve made that decision easy for you with our guide to the best things to do on a road trip in Ireland.
There’s no need to overthink it – just follow these five steps and you’ll have the perfect trip in no time!
Before you Hit The Road you can check out these tips in case you are going to rent a car, and make sure to be up to date on the latest travel restrictions in Ireland and the EU.
Located along Ireland’s west coast, about an hour south of Galway City, is one of Ireland’s most iconic natural landmarks. The 100-foot-high cliffs are famed for their breathtaking beauty. Taking pictures from above or below of these towering limestone formations is a must!
The Wicklow Mountains National Park offers stunning views of mountains, valleys, and meadows. You’ll want to drive through as often as possible; while you’re there, try hiking Kippure or Djouce (two great hikes right next to each other).
Just north of Lisdoonvarna, and only about 30 minutes from Galway City, is County Clare’s Burren National Park.
With carvings that are thousands of years old, Burren is one of those must-sees when you come to visit our wonderful island.
The park is home to some incredible rock formations—the most famous being Poulnabrone Dolmen—that have been carved by people who visited long before us!
Glenveagh National Park is a park located in County Donegal, of North West Ireland. Covering an area of 14 square miles (36 square kilometers), it is home to some rare and endangered species, such as the golden eagle, red deer, and otter.
Many tourists travel by car here while traveling through Ireland. The best time to visit is during the fall season when leaves are changing colors and lots of photo opportunities are available.
You’ve probably heard of Blarney Castle and its famous kissing stone.
The stone, located in Blarney, County Cork, is said to bestow eloquence upon those brave enough to kiss it.
And while you can save yourself some time by not making your road trip destination be Blarney Castle – just drive through! – if you have the time it’s worth a visit.
Have A Safe Trip!