13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Cashel, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Dublin to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Vale of Glendalough.
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland — 1 night

If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park.

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You can drive from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Vale of Glendalough, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland

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 day by day itinerary now includes Kilkenny Castle as well as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 27th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Vale of Glendalough to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cashel.
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Cashel, Ireland

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hore Abbey. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel and then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cashel sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cashel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Skellig Ring Scenic Drive as well as Ring of Kerry. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry and then head outdoors with Skellig Ring Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney tour planner.

You can drive from Cashel to Killarney in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ireland's School of Falconry, The Burren and Quay Street. On the 30th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.
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Bushmills, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Bushmills Distillery has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bushmills route planner.

You can drive from Galway to Bushmills in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Dublin Castle as well as Bru na Boinne. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Explore Dublin further: walk around St Stephens Green.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin online route builder.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Fri).
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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.
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Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.
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