12 days in Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive + Fly:  18​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Adare
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Oklahoma City

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Phoenix Park, Irish Whiskey Museum, National Leprechaun Museum, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary maker tool .

Oklahoma City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in September, expect nights in Dublin to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Rock of Dunamase has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Kilkenny Castle, don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel, and then explore the striking landscape at Rock of Dunamase.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip website .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Rock of Dunamase
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Dunamase ©
Rock of Dunamase
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gateway Pub as well as Blarney Castle & Gardens. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then have a few drinks at Gateway Pub.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cork travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ross Castle as well as Ring of Kerry. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Ring of Kerry.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Killarney travel tool .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials and then don't miss a visit to Dingle Marina.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Adare.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Dingle Marina ©
Dingle Marina

1
night
Adare

Adare ©
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pery's Square, King John's Castle and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, and then make a trip to Pery's Square.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Adare trip planner .

Getting from Dingle to Adare by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Adare

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Limerick, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle

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