12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 1 day
Drive
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Galway

— 1 day

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then get outside with Wild Atlantic Way.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Erie, USA to Galway is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Erie to Galway is 5 hours. Traveling from Erie in June, expect Galway to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at GPO Museum, then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and finally take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny attractions planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cork online travel planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Killarney online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallarus Oratory and The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Slea Head Drive and Inch Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. You will leave for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.