13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cork
— 1 night
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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 Phoenix Park and St. Michan's Church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and St Stephens Green. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Curracloe Beach in Curracloe, about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple Bar, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dublin, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect Dublin to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Curracloe Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inch Beach and Torc Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Kenmare (St. Patrick's Church & Blackwater Woodturners). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip builder .

Take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Ring of Kerry, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cork trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

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.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planning website .

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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