13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  3 h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Manchester

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Dublin is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, stop by Kenny Woollen Mills Shop, then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenny Woollen Mills Shop, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 15th (Tue), catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

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Getting from Liscannor to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Limerick sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 16th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, then don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then take in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle vacation app.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 18th (Fri), hike along Old Kenmare Road, take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): hike along Beara Way, then take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cork day trip tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cobh
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at The Watergarden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny journey planning app.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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