11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dingle
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  16​h
Riyadh

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes DoDublin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, then hit the sights you want to with DoDublin, and then kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Riyadh to Dublin, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in May, things will get colder in Dublin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Irish National Stud & Gardens, Portmarnock Beach
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Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
Irish National Stud & Gardens ©
Irish National Stud & Gardens

2
days
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 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and finally delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then play a few rounds at Mount Juliet Estate, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Kilkenny. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Breweries, #Golf

Side Trip

Cashel
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
days
Cork

Cork ©
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.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Jameson Distillery Midleton, Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

2
days
Killarney

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 22nd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney online route maker .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours
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Climbing Tours
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
day
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, then stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dingle route builder website .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

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