9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
4
Dingle
— 2 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, stroll around Phoenix Park, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, and view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

Discover how to plan a Dublin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dublin is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Dublin hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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 7th (Sun), look for gifts at Kittys cabin, stop by Darcys Treasures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
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Kittys cabin ©
Kittys cabin
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally stop by Kinsale Silver.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kinsale visit planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

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nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by NU goldsmith, stop by Dingle Record Shop, then don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then explore the wide array of goods at Strand House Cafe, and finally listen to music at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, stop by Holden Leathergoods, then stop by Dingle Crystal, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle travel route planning website.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop ©
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

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