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
Drive:  3​h
2
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​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.
Head to Cleo Knitwear and Kevin & Howlinfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, browse the range of quality goods at Brown Thomas, stop by Cogs The Brain Shop, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Cleo Knitwear ©
Cleo Knitwear

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.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, stop by Giles Norman Photography, stop by Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop, then look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Kinsale Crystal, and finally look for gifts at Kinsale Silver.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale tour planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kinsale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kinsale are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 10th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at NU goldsmith, stop by Dingle Record Shop, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally get great views at Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Dingle, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping
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Strand House Cafe ©
Strand House Cafe
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller
Dingle Record Shop ©
Dingle Record Shop

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