11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  5 h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Paris

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 sightseeing, breweries, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, make a trip to Grafton Street, and stroll through Phoenix Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dublin vacation planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (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
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 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): savor the flavors at The Devils Menu, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then make a trip to The Blackbird Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Classes Museums

Side Trips

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, The Devils Menu
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY ©
VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY

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.
Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Bunratty, about 1:30 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, and stroll through Eyre Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hike along Hag's Head, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, then hit the tides with a taste of the best surfing spots, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Liscannor travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Galway to Liscannor. In January, daytime highs in Liscannor are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

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