13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Newark

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then stroll through Kilkenny Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Newark, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Kilkenny, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in March since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary, then view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinsale vacation site .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Timoleague Franciscan Friary
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle
Irish Veterans Museum ©
Irish Veterans Museum

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then get engrossed in the history at Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dingle sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Dingle are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dun Chaoin Pier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle

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.
Get outdoors at Lahinch Beach and Hag's Head. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glengowla Mines and Riverside Walk. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, stroll around Eyre Square, admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley, and play a few rounds at Galway Bay Golf Resort.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Glengowla Mines, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Hag's Head, Lahinch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse and then examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Dublin sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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