11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kilfinane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Foynes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Liscannor
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Boston


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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 museums, breweries & distilleries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip maker app .

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 35°F in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
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 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Nore Valley Walking Route, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, and then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kilfinane.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

1
night
Kilfinane

Kilfinane ©
Kilfinane is a small market town in County Limerick, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Ballyhoura Trailriders, get engrossed in the history at Lough Gur Heritage Center, and then examine the collection at Old Irish Ways.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Kilfinane sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kilfinane takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Foynes.

Things to do in Kilfinane

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyhoura Trailriders, Old Irish Ways
Highlights from your plan
Ballyhoura Trailriders ©
Ballyhoura Trailriders

1
night
Foynes

Foynes ©
Foynes is a village and major port in County Limerick in the midwest of Ireland, located at the edge of hilly land on the southern bank of the Shannon Estuary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Basecamp Action Adventure Park, don't miss a visit to Desmond Hall, then steep yourself in history at Askeaton Friary, and finally examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Foynes trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Kilfinane to Foynes in 1.5 hours. March in Foynes sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Foynes

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Desmond Hall, Askeaton Friary, Basecamp Action Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Basecamp Action Adventure Park ©
Basecamp Action Adventure Park
Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
Desmond Hall ©
Desmond Hall

2
nights
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 15th (Fri), make a trip to Quay Street, head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, and then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway online trip maker .

You can drive from Foynes to Galway in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Food Tours

1
night
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. On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lahinch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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