11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Cincinnati

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trinity College Dublin and Kilmainham Gaol. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and admire the striking features of Dublin Castle.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cincinnati, USA to Dublin. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cincinnati in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 62°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery Corner.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Kells Priory
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at James Fort, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then stop by Kinsale Crystal, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kinsale custom trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Kinsale sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cork
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
James Fort ©
James Fort

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dingle vacation planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

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