How long does it take to drive all around Ireland?
Ireland is a very small but beautifully formed country. 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.
How long does it take to drive from one side of Ireland to the other?
It would take you the best part of 8 hours to drive from one end of Ireland to the other, assuming good traffic conditions.
Can you drive around Ireland in a week?
With a week it is possible to go from the capital Dublin and spend some time driving along the west coast. Seven days give you enough time to visit the highlights of Ireland with a little flexibility to see more off-the-beaten-path stops as well.
Many people dream of taking scenic coastal route known as ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ to experience Ireland, but at around 1600 miles in length, you want to be sure you have enough time to take it all in. To really get the most of driving the entire Wild Atlantic Way, you may need up to three weeks!
However, the route is most commonly completed in around 5–6 days by cyclists.
Does Ireland have a Route 66?
THE Wild Atlantic Way is a 1,500-mile trail stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula, in Co. Donegal, to Kinsale, Co. Cork. This is Ireland’s very own Route 66, its Great Ocean Road, its Highland Way.