12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Westport
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Westport — 2 nights

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 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, and then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive, then take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and then explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary app.

Newark, USA to Westport is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Westport due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Doolin.
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Doolin — 2 nights

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher, then look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

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Drive from Westport to Doolin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Doolin are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

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 21st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny travel route website.

Drive from Doolin to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 5 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour builder tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time 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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