12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive + Fly:  15​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Galway
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Oklahoma City

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Trim Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: The Mill at Avoca Village (in Avoca), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Donaghmore Round Tower (in Navan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, make a trip to St. Michan's Church, and catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planning app .

Oklahoma City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in May: highs in Dublin hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Mill at Avoca Village, Donaghmore Round Tower, Bru na Boinne, Malahide Castle, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Salthill Promenade and Galway Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glengowla Mines and Hennigan's Heritage Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cong (Monk's Fishing House & Royal Abbey of Cong), Kilmacduagh Tower (in Gort) and Aughnanure Castle (in Oughterard). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, steep yourself in history at The Irish Workhouse Centre, and stroll around Eyre Square.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip builder app .

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oughterard, Portumna, Cong, Hennigan's Heritage Centre, Michael Davitt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

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 7th (Thu): head outdoors with Backwest Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, then make a trip to Cliffs of Moher, then stop by Moher Cottage, and finally hike along Hag's Head.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Liscannor online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Backwest Adventures ©
Backwest Adventures

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 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, Head underground at Mitchelstown Cave, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, then contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, and finally stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cork travel route planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, Titanic Experience Cobh, Mitchelstown Cave
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny day trip tool .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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