12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  12 h
End: New York City

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Get some cultural insight at Trinity College Dublin and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum

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 2nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Holycross Abbey, then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, and then don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kilkenny custom trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashel, Curracloe Beach, Ferns Castle
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Muckross Abbey. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Killarney vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
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. On the 7th (Fri), kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and finally trek along Hag's Head.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Liscannor custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Killarney to Liscannor. In July in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lahinch Beach
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

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