11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland sightseeing planner

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Fly
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Doolin
— 1 night
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Dublin

Fair City

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 a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Dublinia. Kilmainham Gaol Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin road trip site.

Minneapolis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Dublin is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

1
night
Kilkenny

Marble City

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 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

1
night
Cork

Rebel City

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inch Beach and Gallarus Oratory. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dingle trip builder.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, take a leisurely stroll along Doolin Pier, then stroll through Cliffs of Moher, and finally stop by Irish Crafts - Doolin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin route website.

You can drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. October in Doolin sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.