11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin sightseeing planner.

Phoenix, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Dublin is 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in April; daily highs in Dublin reach 53°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the galleries of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey and then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny route planner.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in April since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Liscannor (The Woollen Market & Cliffs of Moher) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, walk around Eyre Square, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and make a trip to Quay Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Galway, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liscannor, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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