11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Limerick
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Manchester

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny itinerary maker website.

Manchester, UK to Kilkenny is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
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Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then trot along with Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip builder site.

Getting from Limerick to Killarney by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 10th (Sat), head outdoors with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dingle planning website.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

1
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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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Galway day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chester Beatty and Bru na Boinne. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trim Castle. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, stop by Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin day trip planning site.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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