13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Galway
— 3 nights
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
4
Dublin
— 4 nights

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: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey, and experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary tool.

Kahului, USA to Galway is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 10 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kahului in August; daily highs in Galway reach 62°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Ballintubber Abbey, Scattery Island
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

2
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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 photos, where to stay, ratings, 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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 photos, more things to do, traveler tips, 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 bus; or fly. 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 drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

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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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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