13 days in Ireland & Hartford Itinerary

13 days in Ireland & Hartford Itinerary

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Start: Hartford, United States
1
Hartford, United States
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16 h
2
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kinsale, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Ennis, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
New Ross, Ireland
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
End: Hartford, United States

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Hartford, United States

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, and then admire the striking features of Connecticut State Capitol.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hartford trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Bradley International Airport and Theodore Francis Green State Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

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Museums Historic Sites

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Hill-Stead Museum
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Hill-Stead Museum ©
Hill-Stead Museum
Connecticut State Capitol ©
Connecticut State Capitol

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Eask Tower.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dingle tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hartford to Dingle with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Hartford to Dingle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hartford in August: high temperatures in Dingle hover around 64°F and lows are around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Cork (Butter Museum, Cork City Gaol, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney trip tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cork, Kenmare
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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Kinsale, Ireland

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.
On the 13th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, stop by Kinsale Crystal, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Kinsale

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. On the 14th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, look for gifts at The Doolin Chocolate Shop, then make a trip to Cliffs of Moher, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castlefergus Equestrian, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then play a few rounds at Woodstock Golf Club.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ennis trip planner.

Drive from Kinsale to Ennis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to New Ross.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liscannor, Scattery Island, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Doolin Chocolate Shop
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

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New Ross, Ireland

New Ross ©
New Ross is a town in southwest County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Ring of Hook, then visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, and then steep yourself in history at Kennedy Homestead. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Enniscorthy Castle, explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and finally get your game on at 3D Archery Ireland.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Ross trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ennis to New Ross takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in New Ross can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Ross

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Hook Lighthouse
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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