13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

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Fly
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Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
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Glengarriff
— 1 night
Drive
3
Clifden
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Ardara
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 30th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon. On the next day, kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take an in-depth tour of Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dingle is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Dingle. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Dingle to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Glengarriff

— 1 night
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Garinish Island, then step into the grandiose world of Carriganass Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Glengarriff Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glengarriff trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Glengarriff in 2.5 hours. January in Glengarriff sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Clifden

— 3 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Renvyle Beach and Mannin Bay Blueway. We've included these beaches for you: Aillebrack Green Coast Beach and Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin). Change things up with a short trip to Silver Strand in Louisburgh (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Diamond Hill, step off the mainland to explore Omey Island, experience rural life at DK Connemara Oysters, and browse the different shops at Hehirs Of Clifden.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Clifden online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Clifden takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ardara

— 2 nights
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand, then take in the exciting artwork at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Eddie Doherty Tweed, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickfin Strand, then kick back and relax at Narin Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ardara day trip planner.

Drive from Clifden to Ardara in 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ardara are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sligo

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Streedagh Beach, stroll through Dunmoran Strand, and then stop by Michael Quirke - Wood Carver. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, then explore the activities along Tobernalt Holy Well, and then kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sligo trip planner.

Drive from Ardara to Sligo in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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 9th (Sat): walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny travel route app.

Getting from Sligo to Kilkenny by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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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.