13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Durban
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
1
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  16​h
End: Durban

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 29th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then hike along Old Kenmare Road, and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Killarney road trip planner .

Durban, South Africa to Killarney is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durban to Killarney. While traveling from Durban, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Killarney, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, then stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally make a trip to Dingle Peninsula.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dingle trip maker website .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, get outside with Wild Kitchen, then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Liscannor journey planner .

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Wild Kitchen
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Wild Kitchen ©
Wild Kitchen
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get in on the excitement at Pococke Golf Centre, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Nore Valley Walking Route, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny visit planner .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Waterford
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

5
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to 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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