12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lisdoonvarna
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Open Gate Brewery, Ely Wine Bar and Trinity College Dublin. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, stop by Secret Book and Record Store, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, then take a stroll through Grafton Street, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Open Gate Brewery.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online driving holiday planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for little chillier days in Dublin, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ely Wine Bar ©
Ely Wine Bar
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Teeling Whiskey Distillery ©
Teeling Whiskey Distillery

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, The Claddagh Ring Museum and Vanda Art Gallery. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches and then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. On the next day, stop by The Claddagh Ring Museum and then view the masterpieces at Vanda Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisdoonvarna.

Things to do in Galway

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Vanda Art Gallery ©
Vanda Art Gallery

1
day
Lisdoonvarna

Lisdoonvarna ©
Lisdoonvarna is a spa town of 739 people (2011 census) in County Clare in Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Kitchen as well as Cliffs of Moher. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, head outdoors with Wild Kitchen, and then go for a walk through Beauty Of The Burren Walks.

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You can drive from Galway to Lisdoonvarna in 1.5 hours. In September in Lisdoonvarna, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Lisdoonvarna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Beauty Of The Burren Walks, Wild Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Kitchen ©
Wild Kitchen

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Lucky Lane has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for gifts at Lucky Lane.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Limerick travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lisdoonvarna to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. September in Limerick sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lucky Lane ©
Lucky Lane

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Foxy John's Pub. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Foxy John's Pub.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Limerick to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nightlife

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Holden Leathergoods ©
Holden Leathergoods

2
nights
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 Gap of Dunloe, Torc Mountain Walk and Aran Sweater Market. On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Inch Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, then look for gifts at Skyline Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torc Mountain Walk, and finally look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Killarney tour planner.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Skyline Gallery, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, then head outdoors with Play Gaelic Games, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mitchelstown Cave.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mitchelstown Cave
Highlights from your plan
Mitchelstown Cave ©
Mitchelstown Cave
The English Market ©
The English Market
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

1
night
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 15th (Sun), hike along The Barrow Way, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

1
night
Dublin

Dublin
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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