6 days in Dublin, Killarney & Cork Itinerary

6 days in Dublin, Killarney & Cork Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Cork
— 1 night
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Dublin

— 3 nights

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.
Head to Grafton Street and Carrolls Irish Giftsfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Teeling Whiskey Distillery. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
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Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney road trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

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Cork

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then look for gifts at Iago, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cork online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

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