11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Cong
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny

— 1 night

Marble City

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 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally stop by Nicholas Mosse Pottery.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny attractions site.

New York City, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In March in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Burren Perfumery (in Carran) and Ballyvaughan (Burren Birds of Prey Centre & Aillwee Cave). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip maker website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Doolin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cong.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Cong

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with Knockillaree Riding Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cong trip tool.

Getting from Doolin to Cong by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Cong sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Cong

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Dublin

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, make a trip to Temple Bar, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning app.

Getting from Cong to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Dublin sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.