12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Clifden
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Connemara Blue, then look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, then don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, and finally stroll through Aillebrack Green Coast Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and then explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Clifden online journey planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Clifden is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Clifden, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cottage Handcrafts, Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
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Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally kick back and relax at Inch Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Slea Head Drive.

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Traveling by car from Clifden to Dingle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
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Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, then look for gifts at Skyline Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and finally experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

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Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Glengarriff Nature Reserve
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Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
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 10th (Mon), stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, then shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Giles Norman Photography Gallery ©
Giles Norman Photography Gallery

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at The Gaslamp Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Loftus Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Irish National Heritage Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wexford road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Wexford takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loftus Hall, Curracloe Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Hook Lighthouse, The Gaslamp Gallery
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then wander the streets of Grafton Street, and then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

You can drive from Wexford to Dublin in 2 hours. Traveling from Wexford in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
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Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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