11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin online tour builder .

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally stop by Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

King of the Vikings VR
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get outside with Slea Head Drive, make a trip to Eask Tower, and then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dingle planning website .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

3
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Change things up with these side-trips from Liscannor: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corofin, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Aillwee Cave
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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