11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Marquette
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Marquette


2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Get some cultural insight at Bru na Boinne and Chester Beatty Library. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dublin journey builder .

Marquette, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Marquette to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Galway

Galway ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and finally cruise along Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tyrone House
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Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

1
night
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. On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip planner .

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Doolin Cave, Lahinch Beach
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Holden Leathergoods, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip tool .

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
night
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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 17th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park and then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planning tool .

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 18th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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