12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
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Glendalough Village
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Cashel
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Killarney
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Lahinch
— 1 night
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Doolin
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Inishmore
— 1 night
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Carran
— 1 night
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Trim
— 1 night
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Dublin
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Dublin

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes O'Connell Street, GPO Museum, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through Temple Bar and then get a taste of local nightlife at Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at GPO Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, then examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally take a stroll through O'Connell Street.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary tool.

Minneapolis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Dublin. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Glendalough Village

Glendalough Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glendalough Village online trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Glendalough Village in 1.5 hours. In September in Glendalough Village, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Kilkenny

— 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.
You've now added Kyteler's Inn to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle and then join in the after-dark buzz at Kyteler's Inn.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cashel

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cashel trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cashel in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cashel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kinsale

— 1 night
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale day trip website.

Traveling by car from Cashel to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Muckross House, Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney tour app.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Slea Head Drive, The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, O'Sullivan's Courthouse Pub, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Tue), get a taste of local nightlife at The Blue Zone and then get a taste of local nightlife at The Dingle Pub. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, get outside with Slea Head Drive, then see the interesting displays at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at O'Sullivan's Courthouse Pub.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahinch.

Things to do in Dingle

Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lahinch

— 1 night
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lahinch travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Lahinch takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Lahinch sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Doolin.

Things to do in Lahinch

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You've now added The Burren Smokehouse, to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Doolin itinerary planning tool.

Doolin is very close to Lahinch. In September in Doolin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Doolin to Inishmore takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Inishmore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carran.

Things to do in Inishmore

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Carran

— 1 night
Carran, sometimes also spelled "Carron", is a small village in County Clare, Ireland, in the region known as the Burren, within a civil parish of the same name. To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carran travel tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inishmore to Carran. September in Carran sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trim.

Things to do in Carran

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Trim

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Trim trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Carran to Trim takes 2.5 hours. In September in Trim, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Dublin.

Things to do in Trim

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Dublin

Fair City

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker site.

You can drive from Trim to Dublin in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Ireland travel guide

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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.

Aran Islands travel guide

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Ruins · Hiking Trails · Outdoor Activities
A collection of three islands off the west coast near Galway Bay, Aran Islands provide an isolated bit of the country where traditional culture reigns. The islands' inhabitants mostly speak Irish as a first language, and all place names are primarily in Irish, with English translations. Visitors revel in the small-town feel, authentic pubs, and native Irish language. Because the islands contain lots of unpaved roads and farmland bordered by walls made of limestone rocks, they're best explored by bike or on foot.