11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and St. Michan's Church. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glendalough Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also 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 Toronto in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Dublin: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Glendalough Cathedral
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get in touch with nature at Kerry Cliffs and Torc Mountain Walk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cobh Cathedral and St. Mary's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: St Colman’s Cathedral (in Cobh) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Carrantoohil, and trek along Old Kenmare Road.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Cobh, Kerry Cliffs, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Old Kenmare Road
Highlights from your plan
Carrantoohil ©
Carrantoohil
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hook Lighthouse and Curraghmore House are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Butler Gallery and Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Holy Cross Abbey (in Tipperary), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and contemplate the long history of Duiske Abbey.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Duiske Abbey, Holycross Abbey, Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Curraghmore House
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey

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