12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and 14 Henrietta Street. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin and St. Michan's Church. There's more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Colmcille's Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Visit Hook Lighthouse and Jerpoint Abbey for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to The Blackbird Gallery or Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, stroll around Kilkenny Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny vacation planner .

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

King of the Vikings VR, Hook Lighthouse, Ferns Castle, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Rock of Cashel
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally browse the exhibits of Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

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

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then savor a hot drink at Moher Cottage, and finally stroll through Hag's Head.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor day trip planning tool .

Getting from Killarney to Liscannor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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