12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Dublin
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Waterford
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Taxi
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Blarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Caherdaniel
Drive
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Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
8
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive
9
Doolin
Drive
10
Ballyvaughan
Drive
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Burren National Park
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kylemore
— 1 day
Drive
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Westport
— 1 night
Drive
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Slane
— 1 night
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Dublin
— 1 night
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Dublin

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 10°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Kilkenny

— 1 night

Marble City

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 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny day trip app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Waterford

— 1 night
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle as well as Mount Congreve House and Gardens. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tintern Abbey and then admire the natural beauty at Mount Congreve House and Gardens.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Waterford online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Waterford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

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.
You've now added The English Market to your itinerary. On the 27th (Tue), deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC), browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, and then hunt for treasures at The English Market.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Waterford to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Blarney

— 1 night
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Muckross House has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ireland Church, then stop by Blarney Chocolate Factory, and then stop by Blarney Woollen Mills.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Blarney travel route planner.

Blarney is just a stone's throw from Cork. In June, daily temperatures in Blarney can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Caherdaniel.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Caherdaniel travel site.

Traveling by car from Blarney to Caherdaniel takes 2.5 hours. June in Caherdaniel sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Dingle on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Caherdaniel

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get outside with Slea Head Drive and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

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

Drive from Caherdaniel to Dingle in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Liscannor

— 1 night
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. On the 29th (Thu), make a trip to Cliffs of Moher and then hike along Hag's Head.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor road trip website.

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip maker app.

Doolin is very close to Liscannor. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Burren Hills Walk. On the 30th (Fri), get insight into ancient worlds with Burren Hills Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ballyvaughan trip itinerary builder website.

Ballyvaughan is just a stone's throw from Doolin. June in Ballyvaughan sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Burren National Park.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Burren National Park

The Burren National Park, located in the south-eastern corner of the Burren, Co Clare is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Burren National Park road trip website.

Burren National Park is just a short distance from Ballyvaughan. In June, daily temperatures in Burren National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Galway on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Burren National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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 1st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Burren National Park to Galway takes an hour. June in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kylemore.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Kylemore

— 1 day
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I. The nuns ran an international boarding school and a day school to provide Catholic education to young girls until 2010, when the school finally ceased operation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, stop by Cottage Handcrafts, and then kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kylemore online vacation builder.

You can drive from Galway to Kylemore in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Kylemore

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Westport online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kylemore to Westport in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Slane.

Things to do in Westport

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Slane

— 1 night
Slane is a village in County Meath, in Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fore Abbey as well as Bru na Boinne. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne, then steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Fore Abbey.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Slane journey maker app.

You can drive from Westport to Slane in 3.5 hours. July in Slane sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Slane

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Dublin

— 1 night

Fair City

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning app.

Getting from Slane to Dublin by car takes about an hour. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.