13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bunratty
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h
3
Inishmore
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Train:  5 h
4
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Copenhagen

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ferns Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). There's much more to do: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and browse the exhibits of Hook Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kilkenny is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Kilkenny. When traveling from Copenhagen in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Kilkenny, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel, Curracloe Beach, Tintern Abbey, Hook Lighthouse
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

3
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Visiting Cliffs of Moher and Castlefergus Equestrian will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bunratty: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Kilrush (Scattery Island & Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre) and Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bunratty day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Bunratty in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bunratty can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Bunratty

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kilrush, Burren National Park, Lahinch Beach, Castlefergus Equestrian, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and finally delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inishmore trip builder.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry from Bunratty to Inishmore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning app.

Getting from Inishmore to Dublin by combination of ferry and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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