11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Kinsale Crystal, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Granny's Bottom Drawer, look for gifts at Koko, then stop by Kinsale Silver, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip itinerary maker site .

New York City, USA to Kinsale is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Kinsale due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kenmare.

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
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, look for gifts at Skyline Gallery, then stop by Hallisseys, then look for gifts at The Weavers Shop, and finally tee off at Ring of Kerry Golf Club.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kenmare online attractions planner .

Getting from Kinsale to Kenmare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Shopping
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Ring of Kerry Golf Club ©
Ring of Kerry Golf Club
Skyline Gallery ©
Skyline Gallery
Hallisseys ©
Hallisseys

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at John Weldon Jewellers and Kathleen McAuliffe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Fiadh Handwoven Design. There's lots more to do: stop by Holden Leathergoods, view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, explore the wide array of goods at Strand House Cafe, and shop like a local with Penny's Pottery.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Dingle sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trips

Ballyferriter, Penny's Pottery
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Kathleen McAuliffe ©
Kathleen McAuliffe
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery
Penny's Pottery ©
Penny's Pottery

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grafton Street and Kilmainham Gaol. Head to Sheridans and DesignYardfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, buy something for everyone on your list at Fallon & Byrne, stop by Secret Book and Record Store, and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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