11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + bus:  15​h
1
Liscannor
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kinsale
— 2 nights
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
day
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary planning website .

Detroit, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in January, expect Liscannor to be a bit warmer, temps between 48°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, The Celtic T Shirt Shop
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, don't miss a visit to Sinead Lough Ceramics, look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers, and have some family-friendly fun at Explorers World.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Mount Brandon ©
Mount Brandon
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the 6th (Sun), stop by Kinsale Crystal, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, stop by Granny's Bottom Drawer, then stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, then stop by The Canvas Works, and finally look for gifts at Kinsale Silver.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kinsale trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Dingle to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre

4
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
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, breweries, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dublin tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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