12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  8​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Glendalough Village
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Cashel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Killarney
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Kilfenora
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
9
Inishmore
— 1 night
Travel:  5​h 45​min
10
Trim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Dublin
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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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.
You've added Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, Temple Bar, Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): gain interesting insight with Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, then examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Dublin Literary Pub Crawl.

Discover how to plan a Dublin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 62°F and lows are around 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Nightlife Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glendalough Village trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Glendalough Village in 1.5 hours. In September in Glendalough Village, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cashel travel route planning app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cashel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinsale driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Cashel to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Killarney National Park as well as Muckross House. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Muckross House and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dingle Whiskey Distillery, Dingle Electric Bike Experience, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Irish Famine Cottages, sample the fine beverages at Dingle Whiskey Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then make a trip to Eask Tower, and finally explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kilfenora.

Things to do in Dingle

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Conor Pass
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Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Irish Famine Cottages ©
Irish Famine Cottages
Dingle Electric Bike Experience ©
Dingle Electric Bike Experience

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nights
Kilfenora

Kilfenora ©
Kilfenora is a village and a civil parish in County Clare, Ireland. You've now added Cliffs of Moher to your itinerary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilfenora trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilfenora takes 3 hours. September in Kilfenora sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inishmore.

Things to do in Kilfenora

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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night
Inishmore

Inishmore
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore vacation maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilfenora to Inishmore. In September, daytime highs in Inishmore are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll set off for Trim on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Trim

Trim ©
On the 29th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trim day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Inishmore to Trim with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toDublin.

Things to do in Trim

Historic Sites
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Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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Dublin

Dublin
To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner .

You can drive from Trim to Dublin in an hour. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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