11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Kilrush
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Westport
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Tram + Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, walk around Phoenix Park, get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In July, Dublin is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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 7th (Tue), appreciate the views at Nore Valley Walking Route, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, then explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny travel planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in Kilkenny. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Nore Valley Walking Route ©
Nore Valley Walking Route

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 8th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then head outdoors with Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip tool .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilrush.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
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Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): head off the coast to Scattery Island, experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Loop Head, then explore the striking landscape at Bridges of Ross, and then make a trip to Kilkee Cliff Walk.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kilrush online road trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Kilrush in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kilrush are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Liscannor, Kilkee, Loop Head
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park ©

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Killadoon Standing Stone, then identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Westport holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Kilrush to Westport takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Lost Valley, Killadoon Standing Stone
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

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