11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner
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Fly
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Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Taxi to Mallow, Train to Killarney
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Train
4
Galway
— 1 night
Train
5
Dublin
— 3 nights
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Limerick — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boskill equestrian/Trekking Homestay, contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, stroll through Ballyhoura Trailriders, then get engrossed in the history at Thomas Fitzgerald Center, and finally get outside with Flannerys. On your second day here, trek along Ballyhoura Walking Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Limerick online day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Limerick is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Limerick, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in October, plan for little chillier days in Limerick, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 2 nights

Rebel City

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.
Rock of Cashel has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel and then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cork are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've now added Ring of Kerry to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get outside with Ring of Kerry. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Killarney road trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Cork to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Galway — 1 night

City of the Tribes

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 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galway vacation maker site.

Traveling by train from Killarney to Galway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Visiting Vagabond Tours and Howth Hills will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough), The Mill Store, Cafe & Visitor Centre (in Avoca) and Donore (Newgrange & Bru na Boinne). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, see the interesting displays at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin road trip app.

You can take a train from Galway to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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