13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Caherdaniel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kilkenny
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
End: New York City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Bru na Boinne. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Christ Church Cathedral. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Trim Castle in Trim--about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary maker website .

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Westport sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Caherdaniel.

Things to do in Westport

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Newport Church, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
nights
Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel ©
Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Derrynane Beach, hike along Irish Fairy Trails, and then get outside with Ring of Kerry.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Caherdaniel sightseeing site .

Getting from Westport to Caherdaniel by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Caherdaniel, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Caherdaniel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
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Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Irish Fairy Trails ©
Irish Fairy Trails

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 19th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Blasket Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dingle journey maker tool .

You can drive from Caherdaniel to Dingle in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Ross Castle and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torc Waterfall and Climbing Tours. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. It doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe and steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Killarney journey app .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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hours
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planning tool .

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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