13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Galway
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 5 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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, stroll around Phoenix Park, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin online vacation maker.

Doha, Qatar to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Doha to Dublin. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:

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 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny holiday maker site.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle online journey planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Galway

— 3 nights

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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway holiday app.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

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.