9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
New York City

5
days
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 breweries, museums, sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, stroll through Phoenix Park, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

2
days
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 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, do a tasting at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally look for gifts at Darcys Treasures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Blackbird Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, and finally play a few rounds at Bunclody Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 42°F at night.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Golf

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Bunclody Golf Club, St. Aidan's Cathedral
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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