12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Train to Killarney
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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 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Killarney vacation maker app.

Minneapolis, USA to Killarney is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Minneapolis to Killarney, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in September: high temperatures in Killarney hover around 63°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get outside with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, steep yourself in history at St James' Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

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Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip


— 2 nights
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. On the 15th (Sun), catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, stop by Kenny Woollen Mills & Lahinch Art Gallery, then go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, and finally head off the coast to Scattery Island.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. September in Liscannor sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips


— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the galleries of Rothe House and Garden, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

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Traveling by car from Liscannor to Kilkenny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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— 4 nights

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, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.