11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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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: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and walk around Phoenix Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin online trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Dublin. When traveling from Amritsar in December, plan for much colder days in Dublin, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Eyre Square, admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, then explore the activities along Galway Bay, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Galway tour app.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January in Galway, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher, then relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard, then stroll around Burren National Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Doolin online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Doolin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Kilkenny

— 3 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 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny day trip planning app.

Getting from Doolin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.