11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h
End: Detroit

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.
Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology will appeal to museum buffs. Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, sample the fine beverages at The Old Jameson Distillery, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Detroit, USA to Dublin. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Detroit to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in September, with highs in Dublin at 62°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kilkenny Castle and St. Aidan's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition and Jerpoint Park. Go for a jaunt from Kilkenny to Ferns to see Ferns Castle about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, play a few rounds at Callan Golf Club, and do a tasting at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny custom trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, then get answers to all your questions at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally tee off at Castlegregory Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Golf

Side Trips

Castlegregory Golf Links, Slea Head Drive
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Castlegregory Golf Links ©
Castlegregory Golf Links
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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