12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Birmingham

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny planner .

Birmingham, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour combination of car, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Birmingham to Kilkenny. When traveling from Birmingham in April, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Kilkenny: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, King of the Vikings VR, Tintern Abbey, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

3
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Liscannor: Corofin (Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre & Burren National Park), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Ballyvaughan, Corofin, Castlefergus Equestrian, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, walk around St Stephens Green, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Dublin are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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