12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive
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Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dublin — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beer Tastings & Tours, Dublin Castle and Rural Pub Tours. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online driving holiday planner.

Orlando, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In May, Dublin is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.
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Galway — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Galway sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 3 nights

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. Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liscannor: Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan) and Carran Medieval Church (in Carran). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, take a leisurely stroll along Doolin Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head, and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Liscannor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've added Courtney's Bar, Devil's Punch Bowl, Irish Whiskey Experience, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, contemplate the waterfront views at Devil's Punch Bowl, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and finally explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Courtney's Bar.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip builder.

You can drive from Liscannor to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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