13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Fly:  17​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
3
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Fresno

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 1st (Tue), take a stroll through Temple Bar and then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip planning website .

Fresno, USA to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. When traveling from Fresno in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Donkey Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Doneraile Wildlife Park, then steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip site .

You can take a train from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, The Donkey Sanctuary, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Doneraile Wildlife Park, Titanic Experience Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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 5th (Sat), stop by Granny's Bottom Drawer, view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then see the interesting displays at Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at James Fort, get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kinsale trip maker website .

Kinsale is just a short distance from Cork. In October, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Golf Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Irish Veterans Museum ©
Irish Veterans Museum
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Dingle travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kinsale to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, then step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, then contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cong, Aughnanure Castle
Highlights from your plan
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, then sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St.. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, take an in-depth tour of Áras an Uachtaráin, and then examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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