12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Seattle
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Seattle

3
days
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: get great views at Brian de Staic Jeweller, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, stop by Sweet Pea Gift Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle vacation builder.

Seattle, USA to Dingle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for slightly colder days in Dingle, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive
Brian de Staic Jeweller
Great Blasket Island

1
day
Liscannor

Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland. On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor vacation builder.

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Liscannor are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Lahinch Beach
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Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach

2
days
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 3rd (Mon): tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey, stroll through Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny vacation planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
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Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey

4
days
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 sightseeing, breweries, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse
St. Stephen's Green

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