12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland sightseeing planner

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Dublin
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Limerick
— 1 night
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Bunratty
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Cashel
— 1 night
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Cahir
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Dublin

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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary maker app.

Milan, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in March, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. You will leave for Galway on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Galway

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by The Quiet Cailin Studios, then steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bog Oak Sculpture. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and finally stop by Micil Distillery.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

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Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, don't miss a visit to Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Limerick are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bunratty.

Things to do in Limerick

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Bunratty

Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Bunratty Winery and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bunratty trip itinerary planning website.

Bunratty is very close to Limerick. In March, daytime highs in Bunratty are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:
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Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

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Traveling by car from Bunratty to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then make a trip to St. Mary's Collegiate Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, and finally explore the ancient world of Ardmore Round Tower And Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cork visit planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cashel.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Cashel

— 1 night
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum, contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel, then get engrossed in the history at Cashel Folk Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Declan's Way, and finally explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cashel planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Cashel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cashel are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cahir.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Cahir

Cahir is a town in County Tipperary in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Carey's Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cahir tour planner.

Cahir is just a short distance from Cashel. In March, daytime highs in Cahir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cahir

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

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 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cahir to Kilkenny in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

Dublin

— 2 nights

Fair City

Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 14 Henrietta Street and Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Malahide to see Malahide Castle about 34 minutes away. See even more of Dublin: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

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.