6 days in Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Ireland Itinerary

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6 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Rome

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.
Dublin is known for sightseeing, breweries, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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 9th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, then enjoy some diversion at South East Ireland, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wineries
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Capuchin Friary ©
Capuchin Friary

1
night
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 (Sat): view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, savor the flavors at Ballinspittle, stop by Giles Norman Photography, then stop by Kinsale Silver, then look for gifts at Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop, and finally look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kinsale itinerary planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

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