13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kahului, Maui
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Kahului, Maui

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, and stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway route planner.

Kahului, USA to Galway is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In August, Galway is cooler than Kahului - with highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Castlefergus Equestrian, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Ballintubber Abbey, Scattery Island
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, browse the exhibits of The Purcell Gallery, and then hike along Old Kenmare Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): hike along Beara Way, take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planning app.

Drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ferns Castle
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For photos and more tourist information, read Dublin vacation maker tool.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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