12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 5 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
3
Killarney
— 1 night
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
5
Galway
— 1 night

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Famine Sculptures, Christ Church Cathedral, St Stephens Green, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 14 Henrietta Street and St. Colmcille's Church. There's more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar and admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hook Lighthouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Shop till you drop at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY and Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and King of the Vikings (in Waterford). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, and steep yourself in history at Rothe House and Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip builder tool.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Ferns Castle, Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel, King of the Vikings
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally browse the exhibits of Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip website.

Drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Peter Cox Photography Gallery ©
Peter Cox Photography Gallery

1
night
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. On the 31st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., thentour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, thenlook for gifts at Moher Cottage, and finally trek along Hag's Head.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor vacation planning site.

You can drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren Exposure, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
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Burren Exposure ©
Burren Exposure
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. ©

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.
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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