13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

3
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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Scattery Island, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, enjoy some diversion at Castlefergus Equestrian, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

4
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: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, stroll through Waterford Greenway, and get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Waterford Greenway, Irish National Heritage Park, Tintern Abbey
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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