13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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
bus + 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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough 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
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, explore the striking landscape at The Burren, walk around Eyre Square, and catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Galway holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 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, Cliffs of Moher, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Castlefergus Equestrian
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and admire nature's extreme beauty at The Ice Cream Parlour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kilkenny using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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