10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Galway
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13 h
End: New York City

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 53°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
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 12th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Kilkenny Activity Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

Plan trip to Kilkenny with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in April since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cork are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fota Wildlife Park
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip builder tool.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Killarney in April, you will find days in Galway are a bit cooler (51°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks
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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©

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