11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cork
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

1
day
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 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny tour builder tool .

Edmonton, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Kilkenny is 7 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in July, you will find days in Kilkenny are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Butter Slip ©
Butter Slip
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
St. John the Evangelist Church ©
St. John the Evangelist Church

1
night
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 31st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, don't miss a visit to Kirwan's Lane, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Tyrone House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kilkenny in July since evenings lows in Galway dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Tyrone House
Highlights from your plan
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 1st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, take an in-depth tour of Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, steep yourself in history at Riasc, take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Abbey of the Holy Cross, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort, then step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenlane Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner .

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Dun Chaoin Pier, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Riasc ©
Riasc
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Old Abbey of the Holy Cross ©
Old Abbey of the Holy Cross

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Inchydoney Beach and Nano Nagle Place. Visit Camden Fort Meagher and St Multose Church for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Kinsale (Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum & Blacks Brewery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Crawford Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary site .

Getting from Dingle to Cork by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale, Inchydoney Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Royal Hibernian Academy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newman University Church, step into the grandiose world of Drimnagh Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hell-Fire Club, then explore the galleries of Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood, and finally explore by horseback at The Paddocks Riding Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Cork to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dun Laoghaire, Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood
Highlights from your plan
Royal Hibernian Academy ©
Royal Hibernian Academy
Sandymount Strand ©
Sandymount Strand

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