11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
3
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, admire nature's extreme beauty at The Ice Cream Parlour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Kilkenny is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Ballyhack Castle, Tintern Abbey, King of the Vikings VR
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, then trek along Hag's Head, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor road trip planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Liscannor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kilkee Cliff Walk, Scattery Island, Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, Aillwee Cave, The Burren
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and walk around Phoenix Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online vacation planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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