11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kilrush
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Houston

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.
Bring the kids along to Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Kilkenny Castle). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, walk around St Stephens Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planner .

Houston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 68°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, find something for the whole family at Westport House, and then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Michael Davitt Museum
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Westport House ©
Westport House

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, stroll through Muckross House, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planner .

You can drive from Westport to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilrush.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 19th (Sun), head off the coast to Scattery Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay and then go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kilrush day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilrush takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahinch Beach, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doughmore Bay, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay

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