13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: St. John's
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Dublin
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: St. John's

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies as well as Kilmainham Gaol. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trinity College Dublin and O'Connell Street. It doesn't end there: stroll around St Stephens Green and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planner.

St. John's, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from St. John's to Dublin. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. John's in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): look for gifts at Jerpoint Glass Studio, then take in the exciting artwork at The Blackbird Gallery, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Torc Mountain Walk and Ladies' View. Visiting Killarney National Park and Carrantoohil will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral, trek along Old Kenmare Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and stroll through The Kerry Way.

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You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Old Kenmare Road
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way

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 25th (Mon): head outdoors with Slea Head Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dingle Artworks, and finally examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Inch Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then view the masterpieces at Greenlane Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip builder website .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

few
hours
Dublin

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder site .

Drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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