11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Liscannor
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Liscannor — 2 nights

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 5th (Fri): stroll through White Strand Beach, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Liscannor day trip planning tool.

Rochester, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rochester to Liscannor due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rochester in May: highs in Liscannor hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

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 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, then identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, and then go for a walk through Muckross House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Liscannor to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin — 4 nights

Fair City

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Killarney to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Dublin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

Marble City

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 13th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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