12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland tour itinerary planner

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Drive to Yeager Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport
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Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Drive to Shannon Airport, Fly to Yeager Airport, Drive to Parkersburg

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Dublin

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Kilmainham Gaol Museum and James Joyce Cultural Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Grafton Street, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin journey maker app.

Parkersburg, USA to Dublin is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Parkersburg in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, browse the exhibits of Reginald's Tower, then walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the galleries of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, then view the masterpieces at National Craft Gallery, and finally stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, Kilkenny is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Liscannor

— 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 25th (Sat), look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Doughmore Bay and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Liscannor road trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.