11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bunratty
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Liscannor
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Cong
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
County Offaly
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Dublin
— 2 nights
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In July, Kilkenny is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Birds of Prey Educational Centre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Cork sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Midleton, Charles Fort, Titanic Experience Cobh
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Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, then see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and finally explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Great Blasket Centre and Island
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The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Kenmare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kenmare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle
Blackwater Woodturners ©
Blackwater Woodturners

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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.
To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Bunratty trip planner.

Drive from Kenmare to Bunratty in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Liscannor.

Things to do in Bunratty

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Craggaunowen, Dromoland Castle
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Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

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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 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Liscannor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cong.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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Cong

Cong
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cong trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Liscannor to Cong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Cong, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Ballyvaughan on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Cong

Outdoors Tours Parks
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nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort, look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ballyvaughan trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Cong to Ballyvaughan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Caherconnell Stone Fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren Perfumery
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Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Caherconnell Stone Fort ©
Caherconnell Stone Fort

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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 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Vanda Art Gallery. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, then get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Galway journey maker .

You can drive from Ballyvaughan to Galway in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to County Offaly.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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hours
County Offaly

County Offaly
Though often overlooked, Offaly County offers plenty for nature lovers, with a few metropolitan options mixed in. In addition to fishing, water sports, bird watching, and other outdoor fun, this area showcases historical castles, a popular monastic city, and archeological finds.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the County Offaly online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to County Offaly takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in County Offaly are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Dublin on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in County Offaly

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with National Gallery of Ireland, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from County Offaly to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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