12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

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 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ferns Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and finally delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip planning site .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Kilkenny is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Kilkenny. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: highs in Kilkenny hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and finally view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Blackwater Woodturners
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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 27th (Fri): stroll through Lahinch Beach, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Killarney 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 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Lahinch Beach, Doolin Cave
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Get some historical perspective at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Galway Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Fanore Beach (in Fanore), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and King John's Castle (in Limerick). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade and take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fanore Beach, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Michael Davitt Museum, King John's Castle
Highlights from your plan

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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol and Temple Bar. Step out of Dublin to go to Donore and see Bru na Boinne, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, make a trip to The Spire, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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