11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vale of Glendalough
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Cashel
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Limerick
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Stephen's Green, Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, take a stroll through Grafton Street, then admire the natural beauty at Iveagh Gardens, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and finally enjoy the dining and entertainment at An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin driving holiday planner .

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

few
hours
Vale of Glendalough

Vale of Glendalough ©
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
You've now added Glendalough Monastic Settlement to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vale of Glendalough trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Vale of Glendalough to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

few
hours
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cashel trip maker app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cashel in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cashel are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Killarney journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cashel to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

few
hours
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Limerick trip maker site .

You can drive from Killarney to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Limerick, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Doolin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

2
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You've now added Doolin2Aran Ferries to your itinerary.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Doolin sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Doolin in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Doolin are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Transportation Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Doolin2Aran Ferries ©
Doolin2Aran Ferries

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.
Claregalway Castle has been added to your itinerary.

Make your Galway itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Doolin to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Galway, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Claregalway Castle
Highlights from your plan
Claregalway Castle ©
Claregalway Castle

1
night
Dublin

Dublin
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin vacation site .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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