10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Christ Church Cathedral and St. Michan's Church. Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, steep yourself in history at The Chapel Royal, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Dublin at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

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

1
night
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 19th (Sun), stroll around Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in Kilkenny. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and finally browse the exhibits of Norman McCloskey Photography. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip maker website .

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 22nd (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cork sightseeing planner.

Drive from Dingle to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Cork sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cobh
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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