13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Shannon
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Limerick
— 2 nights
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Detroit


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1
day
Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher as well as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shannon trip itinerary builder app .

Detroit, USA to Shannon is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Detroit to Shannon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Shannon is slightly colder than Detroit - with highs of 68°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey and then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Glengowla Mines and then steep yourself in history at Aughnanure Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway day trip website .

You can drive from Shannon to Galway in an hour. When traveling from Shannon in July, plan for slightly colder days in Galway, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Oughterard, Corcomroe Abbey, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, then look for gifts at Adare Heritage Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Limerick trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Adare Heritage Centre, Old Irish Ways
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church
Adare Heritage Centre ©
Adare Heritage Centre

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Great Blasket Island and Irish Famine Cottages are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St.James Church and The Carol Cronin Gallery. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle tour builder website .

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island, then look for gifts at Lorge Chocolatier, and finally stop by Kenmare Soap Shop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kenmare trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Garinish Island
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Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Torc Mountain Walk. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Killarney takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tralee, Crag Cave
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Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blennerville Windmill ©
Blennerville Windmill

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