12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary app.

Chisinau, Moldova to Kilkenny is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Kells Priory ©
Monument
Kells Priory
4.8

2
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, stop by Killarney Falconry, then steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Muckross House ©
Garden
Muckross House
4.6
Ross Castle ©
Castle
Ross Castle
4.4

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then make a trip to Eask Tower, then don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Slea Head Drive ©
Must see
Slea Head Drive
5.0
Dingle Peninsula ©
Scenic Drive
Dingle Peninsula
4.9

2
nights
Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk, then stroll around Burren National Park, and finally examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then head off the coast to Scattery Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Doolin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Cliffs of Moher ©
Must see
Cliffs of Moher
4.7
Burren National Park ©
National Park
Burren National Park
4.6

4
nights
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online day trip planner.

Drive from Doolin to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Guinness Storehouse ©
Must see
Guinness Storehouse
4.1

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