12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles


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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glendalough Cathedral and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Family-friendly places like Guinness Storehouse and St Stephens Green will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore), Trim Castle (in Trim) and The Mill at Avoca Village (in Avoca). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker app .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin is 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Cathedral
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The Irish Workhouse Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kirwan's Lane, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planning site .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Portumna, Royal Abbey of Cong, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Quin Abbey, Coole Park Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

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 3rd (Thu), hike along Torc Mountain Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Inch Beach and Clogher Strand. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gallarus Oratory and Dun Chaoin Pier. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, and take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle online trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

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