12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Adare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
4
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  16 h
End: Oklahoma City

2
nights
Adare

Adare ©
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. Your list of things to see and do now includes Adare Park, Limerick Civic Trust Walking Tours, The Burren, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then walk around Adare Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, then explore the striking landscape at The Burren, and then take in the local highlights with Limerick Civic Trust Walking Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Adare day trip planning website .

Oklahoma City, USA to Adare is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Adare is 6 hours. Traveling from Oklahoma City in September, expect nights in Adare to be slightly colder, around 51°F, while days are cooler, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Adare

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Burren, Limerick Civic Trust Walking Tours
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've added Dingle Peninsula, Irish Whiskey Experience, Ross Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park and admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney holiday planner.

Drive from Adare to Killarney in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

County Kerry
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Powerscourt Gardens and House, Smithwick's Experience, Glendalough Cathedral, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Corner, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at The Ice Cream Parlour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park, then admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip maker website.

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

3
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 Phoenix Park, Irish Whiskey Museum, St Stephens Green, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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