11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, then examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Paris, France to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 11th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle. Visiting Banna Strand and Ring of Kerry will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get great views at Moll's Gap.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney route maker app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Banna Strand
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, head off the coast to Spike Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort, Cobh Cathedral, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, and finally explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park and then browse the exhibits of Rothe House and Garden.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny route maker tool .

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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