13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland travel planner

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Clifden
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Clifden
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Clifden

— 1 night
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Sky Rd, steep yourself in history at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Clifden day trip app.

Minneapolis, USA to Clifden is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Minneapolis to Clifden, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Galway

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, and then admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral. On your second day here, look for gifts at Hazel Mountain Chocolates, make a trip to Quay Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Clifden to Galway in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

Plan trip to Dingle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Killarney day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Cork

— 1 night

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 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then look for gifts at The Fair Alternative, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cork itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cork are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

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.
On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, view the masterpieces at National Craft Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kilkenny vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

Dublin

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chester Beatty and Bru na Boinne. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, see the interesting displays at Dublinia, and get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:

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.