11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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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, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, Kilkenny is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Killarney — 1 night

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 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.
Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
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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 18th (Thu): stroll through Cliffs of Moher, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at White Strand Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Liscannor holiday maker app.

Explore your travel options from Dingle to Liscannor with the Route module. In May in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Ireland travel guide

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.