12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights

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Dublin

Dublin ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. You'll get in some beach time at Portmarnock Beach and Dollymount Strand. There's more to do: look for gifts at Sheridans and explore the wide array of goods at Brown Thomas.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin driving holiday website.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 53°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach

1
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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

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 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Design Centre, and finally stop by Nicholas Mosse Pottery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny online travel route planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in April, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Mon), look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally experience rural life at Rumley's Open Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, then look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, then look for gifts at NU goldsmith., and finally kick back and relax at Inch Beach. On your second day here, stop by Holden Leathergoods, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, then look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally stop by Strand House Cafe.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Holden Leathergoods ©
Holden Leathergoods
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Burren and Wild Atlantic Way. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Burren Perfumery (in Carran). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip builder site.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Dingle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

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