13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dublin — 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., stroll around St Stephens Green, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online journey builder.

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Galway — 1 night

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 2 nights

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 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor day trip app.

Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and then take in the pleasant sights at Muckross House.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cork road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Kinsale.
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Kinsale — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kinsale day trip app.

You can drive from Cork to Kinsale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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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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