13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Dublin — 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Dublinia. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, browse the exhibits of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dublin. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and then take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Cork.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Cork — 3 nights

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.
Nano Nagle Place and Charles Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St Fin Barre's Cathedral and Cobh Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Titanic Experience Cobh in Cobh (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cork trip builder app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. February in Cork sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Dingle — 1 night

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, then sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Cork to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dingle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

Galway — 2 nights

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 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway travel route planner.

Getting from Dingle to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

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.