12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dublin Mountains and Celtic Rider. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Mill at Avoca Village and Newgrange. Venture out of the city with trips to Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns (in Oldcastle), Kells Monastic Site (in Kells) and Kildare Farm Foods Open Farm & Shop (in Kildare). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wicklow Way, admire the striking features of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning website .

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 62°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Loughcrew Cairns, St. Patrick's Church, The Wicklow Way, Newgrange, Kells Monastic Site
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Newgrange ©
Newgrange
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way

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 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Moher Cottage, trek along Hag's Head, take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, and finally head outdoors with Backwest Adventures.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Liscannor trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Backwest Adventures, Beauty Of The Burren Walks, Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
Highlights from your plan
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Moher Cottage ©
Moher Cottage
Backwest Adventures ©
Backwest Adventures

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get outside with Kingdom Falconry, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Glenteenassig Forest Park, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary, Mount Brandon, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Kingdom Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Mount Brandon ©
Mount Brandon
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle

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 1st (Tue), admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, then contemplate the long history of Cromwell's Bridge, and finally stroll through Beara Way. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then appreciate the views at The Black Valley.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney tour website .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Cromwell's Bridge, Beara Way
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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 3rd (Thu), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodstock House and Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, and finally look for gifts at Kilkenny Design Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny visit planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
St Marys Cathedral ©
St Marys Cathedral

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