11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Travel:  6​h 30​min
2
Clare Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  15​h 45​min
End: Tampa, Florida

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Visit Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trim Castle for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planning site .

Tampa, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tampa to Dublin. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clare Island.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Hill of Tara (Temair)
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

1
night
Clare Island

Clare Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clare Island. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): head off the coast to Clare Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Clare Island trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Dublin to Clare Island with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Clare Island

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Clare Island
Highlights from your plan
Clare Island ©
Clare Island

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then hike along Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Liscannor trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Clare Island to Liscannor with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Doolin, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Blackwater Woodturners
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 25th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cork sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kilkenny, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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