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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin Castle. Head to James Joyce Cultural Centre and Grafton Streetfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin online trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then stop by Burren Perfumery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, then view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ballyvaughan online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Ballyvaughan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ballyvaughan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Burren Perfumery, Burren National Park, Fanore Beach
Highlights from your plan
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilkenny Castle and Ferns Castle. You'll explore and learn at King of the Vikings VR and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny route builder website .

You can drive from Ballyvaughan to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterford, Ferns Castle, Curracloe Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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