11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + bus:  18​h
1
Kilkenny
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: San Diego

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, stop by Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour itinerary planner .

San Diego, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Kilkenny is 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in March: high temperatures in Kilkenny hover around 50°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then head off the coast to Spike Island, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: stop by Kinsale Silver, look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Spike Island
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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
For shopping fun, head to The Carol Cronin Gallery or John Weldon Jewellers. Do some cultural sightseeing at Penny's Pottery and Dingle Artworks. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 17th (Sun), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe.

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Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Penny's Pottery
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, trek along Hag's Head, then stop by The Celtic T Shirt Shop, and finally kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Lahinch
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

3
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.
Head to Grafton Street and Gallery of Photographyfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and stop by Sheridans.

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Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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