13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Bus:  14 h 45 min
1
Liscannor
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

1
day
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. On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, then explore the striking landscape at The Burren Centre, and then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor attractions planner.

Charlotte, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Charlotte, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Liscannor, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahinch Beach, The Burren Centre
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get outside with Slea Head Drive. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks, look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, then see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and finally explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle day trip tool .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In May in Dingle, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then shop like a local with The Kilkenny Art Gallery, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. On the next day, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, see the interesting displays at Reginald's Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Waterford
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

4
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.
Grafton Street and Temple Bar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sandymount Strand and Dollymount Strand. Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Hazel Mountain Chocolates, then delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Michael Davitt Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Tyrone House, Hazel Mountain Chocolates
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

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