12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Galway
— 3 nights
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Doolin
— 2 nights
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
4
Dublin
— 5 nights

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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cong (Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara & Ireland's School of Falconry). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, stroll around Eyre Square, paddle through the water with Kayakmor, and explore the galleries of Galway City Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Galway is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Galway. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 38°F in Galway. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 19th (Fri), walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and then take in the local highlights with Doolin Cliff Walk. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Doolin trip builder app.

You can drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Doolin sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Doolin

Historic Sites · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

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1
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip website.

You can drive from Doolin to Kilkenny in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Religious Site
Jerpoint Abbey
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Natural History Museum
Medieval Mile Museum
4.6

5
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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and walk around Phoenix Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Neighborhood
Temple Bar
3.7

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