13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Kilkenny
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kilkenny

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jerpoint Abbey and Jerpoint Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hore Abbey and Loftus Hall. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, and don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kilkenny online visit planner.

Newark, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Kilkenny. Traveling from Newark in August, you will find days in Kilkenny are much colder (64°F), and nights are slightly colder (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inchydoney Beach. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cork road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cork are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Mary's Cathedral and Torc Mountain Walk. Get a sense of the local culture at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Muckross Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Garinish Island (in Glengarriff) and Inch Beach (in Inch). The adventure continues: make a trip to Ladies' View and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip maker tool.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Liscannor

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Lahinch Beach and then Head underground at Doolin Cave.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Dublin

— 3 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.
Wicklow Mountains National Park and Powerscourt Gardens and House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Glendalough Cathedral and Trim Castle. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Bru na Boinne in Donore, approximately Donore away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online journey maker.

Drive from Liscannor to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

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.