11 days in Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cork
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get in touch with nature at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Castlecomer Discovery Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glendalough Cathedral and Malahide Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin is 8 hours. In May, Dublin is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Trim Castle, Malahide Castle, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, then make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, then kick back and relax at Inch Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle itinerary builder .

You can drive from Dublin to Dingle in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Rock of Cashel, Head underground at Mitchelstown Cave, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, make a trip to Crawford Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

Before you visit Cork, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, Mitchelstown Cave, Rock of Cashel
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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