12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 1 day
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Buncrana
— 3 nights

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Dublin

Dublin ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then walk around St Stephens Green, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sunlight Chambers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin visit planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dublin. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Sunlight Chambers ©
Sunlight Chambers

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, stop by Smithwick's Retail Store, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then look for gifts at The Rock Shop, and finally hike along Hag's Head.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Liscannor are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Shop ©
The Rock Shop
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 15th (Sat), explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the natural beauty at Westport House, and finally ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and finally stroll through Woodland Faerie Trail.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Westport travel route planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Westport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Westport House ©
Westport House

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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Buncrana is known for museums, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Mamore Gap, stroll around Swan Park, kick back and relax at Dunree Bay, and contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Buncrana day trip app.

You can drive from Westport to Buncrana in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Westport in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buncrana, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village

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