12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along The Forty Foot and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Irish National Heritage Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ballinoulart Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wexford itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dublin to Wexford. In October, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

County Wexford, Curracloe Beach, St. Aidan's Cathedral
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral
Ballinoulart Beach ©
Ballinoulart Beach

1
night
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 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Black Abbey, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rothe House and Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wexford to Kilkenny. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Get outdoors at Salthill Beaches and Hillwalk Tours. There's still lots to do: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, then contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip generator.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Inch Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Dingle vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C.

Things to do in Dingle

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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