13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Asheville
+4
Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  16 h
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 45 min
End: Asheville

2
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.
Visit Curracloe Beach and Baginbun Beach for some beach relaxation. Hook Lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Reginald's Tower (in Waterford), Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planner.

Asheville, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Kilkenny is 5 hours. Traveling from Asheville in April, expect nights in Kilkenny to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Reginald's Tower, Hook Lighthouse, Baginbun Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 25th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do your shopping at Skelligs Chocolate Co. and Blackwater Woodturners. Popular historic sites such as Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dingle) and Inch Beach (in Inch). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Killarney journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Inch Beach, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Kerry Cliffs
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chester Beatty and Trim Castle. Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Donore to see Bru na Boinne about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, explore the galleries of James Joyce Cultural Centre, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Killarney in April since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 37°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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