13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  28 h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  29 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Dublin is minus 10 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Dublin reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
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 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at White Strand Beach, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): stop by The Aloe Tree, see the interesting displays at Michael Cusack Centre, get outside with Burren Coastline Drive, then don't miss a visit to Bishop's Quarter, and finally steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Liscannor trip website .

You can drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

County Clare, Michael Cusack Centre, White Strand Beach, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, The Aloe Tree
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, then browse the exhibits of The Gallery Kinsale, then learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale holiday planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Kinsale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
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.
On the 12th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, then take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, and finally raise your glass at Brewery Corner. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Butler Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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