9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Tram + Bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Seattle

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.
Shop till you drop at James Joyce Cultural Centre and Cleo Knitwear. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., walk around St Stephens Green, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland.

Before you visit Dublin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
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 24th (Wed), stop by Kittys cabin, stop by Darcys Treasures, then stroll through Kilkenny Castle, and finally look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny holiday app.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Kittys cabin ©
Kittys cabin
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Darcys Treasures ©
Darcys Treasures

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gap of Dunloe and Ring of Kerry. Take a break from the city and head to Torc Waterfall and Derrynane Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dingle (Dingle Crystal, Strand House Cafe, &more) and Inch Beach (in Inch). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Ladies' View and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Derrynane Beach, Inch Beach
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach

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