11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  20 h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Santiago

2
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.
Kids will enjoy Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Trinity College Dublin. Explore hidden gems such as Chester Beatty Library and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Temple Bar, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, and stroll through St. Stephen's Green.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip planning tool .

Santiago, Chile to Dublin is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

1
night
Galway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galway vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip maker .

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Climbing Tours

2
nights
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 12th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cobh Cathedral, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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.
On the 14th (Sun), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

Planning Kilkenny trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures

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