13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hamilton, Bermuda
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Kilrush
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h
End: Hamilton, Bermuda

1
day
Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Vandeleur Walled Garden and then head off the coast to Scattery Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilrush attractions planner.

Hamilton, Bermuda to Kilrush is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In August, Kilrush is cooler than Hamilton - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks Nature
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Vandeleur Walled Garden ©
Vandeleur Walled Garden

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Great Western Greenway, steep yourself in history at Westport House, then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kilrush to Westport takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

The Lost Valley
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Eask Tower, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dingle planning app.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dingle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and finally explore the galleries of Blackwater Woodturners.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney route builder.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Blackwater Woodturners ©
Blackwater Woodturners

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, stop by Smithwick's Retail Store, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at King of the Vikings, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary 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, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough 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
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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