12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  13​h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cashel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Dublin
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h
End: Des Moines

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip app .

Des Moines, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Des Moines in June, expect nights in Dublin to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 64°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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2
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bunratty Castle & Folk Park as well as Doolin2Aran Ferries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Doolin2Aran Ferries and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Doolin tour builder .

Drive from Dublin to Doolin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Doolin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Doolin2Aran Ferries ©
Doolin2Aran Ferries
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Killarney Grand. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney sightseeing planner.

Drive from Doolin to Killarney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Nightlife
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Killarney Grand ©
Killarney Grand

few
hours
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rock of Cashel as well as Cahir Castle. On the 24th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cashel online route planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Cashel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Cashel, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cahir Castle
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

2
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.
On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Dunmore Cave and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny sightseeing planner .

Drive from Cashel to Kilkenny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunmore Cave, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Dunmore Cave ©
Dunmore Cave

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Wexford holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Wexford sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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few
hours
Dublin

Dublin
For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin tour planner.

Drive from Wexford to Dublin in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Wexford in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 48°F. You will leave for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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