11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Denver

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.
Attractions like Kilkenny Castle and Curracloe Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Mount Leinster (in Bunclody), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Wexford (Ballinoulart Beach & The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Gravity Extreme Adventure, get your game on at 3D Archery Ireland, make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and have fun at South East Ireland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny vacation builder app .

Denver, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Denver to Kilkenny, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, you will find days in Kilkenny are somewhat warmer (49°F), and nights are much warmer (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wexford, Mount Leinster, Curracloe Beach, Gravity Extreme Adventure, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Leisure Max ©
Leisure Max

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at White Strand Beach, have fun at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then stop by The Woollen Market, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miltown Malbay, Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, Clare Coastal Walk Project
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre ©
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, enjoy the sand and surf at Mulranny Strand, then head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dugort Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, kick back and relax at Bertra beach, kick back and relax at Silver Strand, then admire the sheer force of Aasleagh Falls, and finally view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Westport online itinerary planner .

Getting from Liscannor to Westport by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Liscannor in December: highs in Westport hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, Mulranny Strand, Aasleagh Falls, Dugort Beach, Silver Strand
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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.
Bring the kids along to Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Guinness Storehouse. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, and wander the streets of Grafton Street.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin online travel route planner .

Drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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