11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Shannon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
4
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
5
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Shannon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

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Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Shannon fast, fun, and easy.

Indianapolis, USA to Shannon is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in July, with highs in Shannon at 68°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Askeaton Friary
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Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Crawford Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, and finally contemplate the long history of James Fort. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, then admire the natural beauty at Fota House & Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Prey Educational Centre.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Shannon to Cork takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Fota House & Gardens, Birds of Prey Educational Centre
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, contemplate the long history of Leacanabuaile Fort, get to know the fascinating history of Dun Chaoin Pier, steep yourself in history at Riasc, then shop like a local with Dingle Artworks, and finally examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the waterfront activity at Dingle Marina, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church

3
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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 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Well, then take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kennedy Homestead, then admire the natural beauty at Woodstock House and Gardens, and then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To plan Kilkenny vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kells Priory, St. Patrick's Well, Kennedy Homestead, Cashel Folk Village
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
St. Patrick's Well ©
St. Patrick's Well
Cashel Folk Village ©
Cashel Folk Village

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, get a taste of the local shopping with Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, stop by Connemara Celtic Crystal, then explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, then steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then trek along The Wormhole.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway online tour planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Shannon.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cong, Connemara Celtic Crystal, Aughnanure Castle, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, The Wormhole
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

1
night
Shannon

Shannon ©
To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shannon travel planner .

You can drive from Galway to Shannon in an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shannon Heritage, Mooghaun Hill Fort
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Mooghaun Hill Fort ©
Mooghaun Hill Fort
Shannon Heritage ©
Shannon Heritage

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