9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: stroll through St. Stephen's Green, make a trip to Grafton Street, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
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 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then enjoy some diversion at South East Ireland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally have some family-friendly fun at 3D Archery Ireland. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then make a trip to The Blackbird Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and finally get engrossed in the history at J.F.K. Trust Dunbrody.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

New Ross, J.F.K. Trust Dunbrody
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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