11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  8​h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Waterford
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cashel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Cork
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Limerick
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Spanish Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Caherconnell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Clifden
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Charlotte


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1
night
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've now added Guinness Storehouse to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder site .

Charlotte, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in July, expect nights in Dublin to be a bit cooler, around 51°F, while days are colder, around 68°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip, and finally browse the exhibits of Rothe House and Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner .

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll set off for Waterford on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

few
hours
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterford Crystal. On the 2nd (Wed), get all the information you need at Waterford Crystal and then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Waterford trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Waterford in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Waterford, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cashel.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Crystal ©
Waterford Crystal

1
night
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey and then don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cashel trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Cashel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cashel can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toCork.

Things to do in Cashel

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

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cashel to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cork are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

few
hours
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Quin Abbey.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Limerick online attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Cork to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Limerick, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Spanish Point.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Quin Abbey
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

1
night
Spanish Point

Spanish Point ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphinwatch.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Spanish Point trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Limerick to Spanish Point in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Caherconnell.

Things to do in Spanish Point

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Liscannor, Dolphinwatch
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

1
night
Caherconnell

Caherconnell ©
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Traveling by car from Spanish Point to Caherconnell takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Caherconnell can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Caherconnell

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Aillwee Cave, Caher Valley Loop
Highlights from your plan
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing as well as Quay Street. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Caherconnell to Galway takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

few
hours
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 7th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Clifden trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Train Tours Ireland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): tour the old-fashioned way with Train Tours Ireland.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Clifden to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
St. Michan's Church ©
St. Michan's Church

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