11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Missoula

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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around Phoenix Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dublin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Missoula, USA to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Missoula to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Missoula in May, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, stroll through Killarney Falconry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey.

Before you visit Killarney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Dublin to Killarney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Doolin are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Kilkenny

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planning website.

You can drive from Doolin to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

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.