12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Seattle

3
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
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 12th (Tue): walk around Eyre Square, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, then admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway road trip site .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ashford Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then stop by The Aloe Tree, then trek along Burren way, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Aloe Tree, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Burren way ©
Burren way

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head outdoors with Slea Head Drive, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online trip planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Dingle are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

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.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, make a trip to Rock of Cashel, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, and then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

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