12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  15​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Oklahoma City


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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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, then get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner .

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. While traveling from Oklahoma City, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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 15th (Thu): examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, explore the galleries of Butler Gallery, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Ormond Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Well.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Ormond Castle, St. Patrick's Well, Duiske Abbey, King of the Vikings VR
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King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, take an in-depth tour of Limerick Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Desmond Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Askeaton Friary, take an in-depth tour of Nenagh Heritage Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Flannan's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Limerick itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Killarney to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Flannan's Cathedral, Nenagh Heritage Museum, Askeaton Friary, Desmond Castle
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Wed), play a few rounds at Galway Bay Golf Resort, see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galway road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Athenry Castle
Highlights from your plan
Galway Bay Golf Resort ©
Galway Bay Golf Resort
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Athenry Castle ©
Athenry Castle

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