12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  32​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  34​h
End: Brisbane

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin vacation trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Brian de Staic Jeweller, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, and meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Dublin to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

1
night
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 9th (Wed): play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Liscannor trip builder.

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Doolin Pitch & Putt
Highlights from your plan
Doolin Pitch & Putt ©
Doolin Pitch & Putt
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

1
day
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 10th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and then savor the flavors at The Devils Menu.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Classes Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Devils Menu
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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