How wonderful, your first trip to see us, we can understand why you liked the idea of the 12-day tour!
While in Dublin itself, everything is easy to get to so maybe wait until you leave to get the hire car
, there is always the hop-on hop-off bus
if you don't fancy walking too much. There are all the usual car rental companies in the city or even your airline sometimes have preferred options. 🚗
So, where to stay! Cork City
is a good idea, plenty of choices of places to stay and visit from this location. If you go through Kilkenny
and maybe Waterford
on the way that will leave you time to discover the areas west of cork before heading up to Galway
for instance. Again a super place to stay with all of the main attractions of the Aran Islands
, Cliffs of Moher
, and the lovely town of Doolin.
From there you have a choice of Sligo or Donegal
for your next base, both super locations to explore this Wild Atlantic Way
section. Finally, before heading to Belfast, a time in Derry~Londonderry
would be ideal. From the Inishowen Peninsula
down to the counties of Fermanagh and Tyrone for all the excellent attractions here too.
Whether you choose the cities or smaller towns in the areas will depend on your own preferences, there are some excellent hotels in some of the smaller locations.
I have probably missed out more than I have included but this will give you a good start, I hope! 🙂