11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Inishmore
— Few hours
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Train:  5 h
2
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Blarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Edmonton

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 26th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip planning website .

Edmonton, Canada to Inishmore is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Edmonton in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Inishmore: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

2
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, delve into the distant past at Carran Medieval Church, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bunratty trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, and train from Inishmore to Bunratty takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bunratty are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ennis, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Dromoland Castle, Carran Medieval Church
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

1
night
Blarney

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC), then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Blarney trip maker .

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Blarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Blarney sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cork
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)

2
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.
On the 30th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, stroll through Rothe House and Garden, take in the exciting artwork at The Blackbird Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Mount Juliet Estate, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

Plan a Kilkenny trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Blarney to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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.
Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner .

Take a train from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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