12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland journey maker

Make it your trip
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dublin

— 5 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip tool.

Oakland, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Oakland to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Oakland in March, with highs in Dublin at 48°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Galway

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cong (Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, walk around Eyre Square, make a trip to Quay Street, and browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. April in Galway sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, Head underground at Doolin Cave, and then stop by Burren Perfumery. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin planning app.

You can drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.