12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cashel
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Killarney
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
6
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Liscannor
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Galway
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h
10
Inishmore
— Few hours
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h
11
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bru na Boinne, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Jameson Distillery Bow St., and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne, wander the streets of Grafton Street, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally stop by Temple Bar.

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Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cashel trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dublin to Cashel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Cashel sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jerpoint Park as well as Kilkenny Castle. On the 16th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle and then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cashel to Kilkenny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
You've now added Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale to your itinerary.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip builder.

Getting from Kilkenny to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Tours Historic Sites
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Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale ©
James Fort ©
James Fort

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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 Muckross House as well as Killarney National Park. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Muckross House, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then experience rural life at Kissane Sheep Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kissane Sheep Farm
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Kissane Sheep Farm ©
Kissane Sheep Farm

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ring of Kerry. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Stone Circle.

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You can drive from Killarney to Kenmare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
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Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery. On your second day here, go for a stroll along the water at Dingle Marina, then tour in harmony with nature at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dingle road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doolin Cave as well as Cliffs of Moher. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, trek along Hag's Head, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then stroll around Burren National Park, and finally make a trip to Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Liscannor are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Doolin Cave, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Galway travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites
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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 22nd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa and then trek along The Wormhole.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inishmore route builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

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night
Galway

Galway ©
Galway Bay has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
Dublin

Dublin
For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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