10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cork

Rebel City

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 27th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cork trip builder tool.

Washington DC, USA to Cork is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for much colder days in Cork, with highs around 63°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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3
nights
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 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then make a trip to Ladies' View, and finally experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Killarney visit planning site.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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2
nights
Kilkenny

Marble City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

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2
nights
Dublin

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Trim Castle. Visit Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Powerscourt Gardens and House for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.