11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Dublin Falconry. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, bet on your favorite at Kylemore Karting, and play a few rounds at Portmarnock Golf Club.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington in April, with highs in Dublin at 53°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.
Side Trips
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Kilkenny — 1 night

Marble City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Butler Gallery, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, and finally get to know the resident critters at The National Reptile Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, then view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Killarney House Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Kerry Woollen Mills, admire the verdant scenery at Black Valley, then explore the activities along Lough Leane, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ross Island.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Killarney, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Atlantach, surround yourself with nature on Celtic Nature Walking Tours, then take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, sample the tasty concoctions at Dick Macks Brewhouse, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then stroll through Dingle Marina, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Dingle Marina Dive Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle travel route planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Liscannor.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Liscannor — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by The Woollen Market and then trek along Guerin's Path.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor road trip website.

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In April in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Ireland travel guide

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.