12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cork
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

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: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary site .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chamarel in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny journey planner .

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

King of the Vikings VR
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR

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 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, stroll through Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip itinerary website .

Drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, then stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and finally don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle holiday builder site .

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Brigid's Well.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Brigid's Well
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally walk around President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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