12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dingle is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Dingle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for colder days in Dingle, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney holiday planning website.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cork tour builder.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 1 night

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. On the 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, stop by The Woollen Market, and then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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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.
On the 20th (Thu), view the masterpieces at National Design & Craft Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary site.

Getting from Liscannor to Kilkenny by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin — 5 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.
Guinness Storehouse and Dublinia will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Bru na Boinne in Donore--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, wander the streets of Temple Bar, don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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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