11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny — 1 night

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 30th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. On your second day here, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hawkeye School of Falconry.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kilkenny is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Kilkenny, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Kilkenny to be colder, temps between 14°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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Doolin — 2 nights

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then stroll through Lahinch Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Doolin sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Doolin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Doolin sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Killarney Falconry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney road trip tool.

You can drive from Doolin to Killarney in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dublin.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Dublin — 5 nights

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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Killarney to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in May, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.