12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Wexford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Wicklow
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
8
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Barcelona

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Four Courts, Molly Malone Statue, and other attractions you added. Kids will enjoy Temple Bar and Merrion Square. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Newman University Church, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and stop by Cleo Knitwear.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday builder site.

Barcelona, Spain to Dublin is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
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Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galway Cathedral, Galway's Latin Quarter and Eyre Square. On the 10th (Sat), walk around Eyre Square, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, pedal to the sights with West Ireland Cycling, then get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, then stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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West Ireland Cycling ©
West Ireland Cycling
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Galway's Latin Quarter ©
Galway's Latin Quarter

1
night
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 11th (Sun), stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Doolin online visit planner.

Getting from Galway to Doolin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Dromoland Castle, stop by The Lawrence Collection, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Limerick day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Bunratty, Dromoland Castle
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Lawrence Collection ©
The Lawrence Collection
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cobh Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church, Blarney Stone, and other attractions you added. On the 13th (Tue), stroll around Fitzgerald Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

Discover how to plan a Cork trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Limerick to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Cork sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
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Fitzgerald Park ©
Fitzgerald Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park

1
night
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Opera House as well as Curracloe Beach. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Our Ladys Island Lake, then catch a live performance at National Opera House, then walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and finally kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wexford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Wexford takes 2.5 hours. September in Wexford sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wicklow.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
National Opera House ©
National Opera House

1
night
Wicklow

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. On the 16th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Russborough House, then cruise along Sally Gap, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brittas Bay.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wicklow online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wexford to Wicklow in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Wicklow

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Brittas Bay ©
Brittas Bay
Russborough House ©
Russborough House
Sally Gap ©
Sally Gap

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Molly Malone Statue, St. Teresa's Church, and other attractions. On the 17th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Teresa's Church, pause for some photo ops at Molly Malone Statue, then join in the after-dark buzz at Rural Pub Tours, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Wicklow to Dublin by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Nightlife Museums
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Rural Pub Tours ©
Rural Pub Tours
Molly Malone Statue ©
Molly Malone Statue
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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