13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, stroll around Burren National Park, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Galway planning website .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Scattery Island, Burren National Park, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Tintern Abbey, Irish National Heritage Park, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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