12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cashel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Killarney
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
6
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Liscannor
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Galway
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  2​h
10
Inishmore
— Few hours
ferry + taxi:  2​h
11
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
You've added Bru na Boinne, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Jameson Distillery Bow St, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online driving holiday planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Dublin is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

few
hours
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Rock of Cashel has been added to your itinerary.

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You can drive from Dublin to Cashel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cashel, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jerpoint Park as well as Kilkenny Castle. On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle and then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

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Traveling by car from Cashel to Kilkenny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): gain interesting insight with Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale and then steep yourself in history at James Fort.

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Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
James Fort ©
James Fort

1
day
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms as well as Killarney National Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Kissane Sheep Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Killarney travel route builder site .

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kissane Sheep Farm
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Kissane Sheep Farm ©
Kissane Sheep Farm

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ring of Kerry.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kenmare holiday planner.

Kenmare is very close to Killarney. August in Kenmare sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've now added Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery. On your second day here, go for a stroll along the water at Dingle Marina, then see majestic marine mammals with Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dingle day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

few
hours
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doolin Cave as well as Cliffs of Moher. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, trek along Hag's Head, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Liscannor are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Doolin Cave, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites

few
hours
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa and then trek along The Wormhole.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galway Bay. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galway road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
Dublin

Dublin
For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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