13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin visit planning app .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and gain insight at University College Cork (UCC).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cork trip planner.

You can take a train from Dublin to Cork in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park, Rock of Cashel, Titanic Experience Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, cruise along Slea Head Drive, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Cork to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Burren, look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): stroll through Hag's Head, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Scattery Island, Aillwee Cave, The Burren Smokehouse,
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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.
On the 15th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, then make a trip to Quay Street, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then walk around Eyre Square, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Galway trip planning site .

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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