11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip itinerary planner

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny sightseeing planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Kilkenny is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Geneva, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Liscannor

— 2 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. On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then stop by Kenny Woollen Mills & Lahinch Art Gallery, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. On your second day here, go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then make a trip to The Pollock Holes.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 20th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Jacks Old Cottage, then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport trip planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Westport in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Dublin

— 4 nights

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.