11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11 h
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Dubai

6
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 explore and learn at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum. Head to National Gallery of Ireland and Grafton Streetfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Cliff Walk Car Park Bray (in Bray). Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle, take a stroll through Temple Bar, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and get advice or help at Chester Beatty Library.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Malahide Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Cliff Walk Car Park Bray, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Killarney

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 14th (Fri): appreciate the views at The Black Valley and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Kenmare Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, and finally make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Dublin to Killarney by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny itinerary planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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