9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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

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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

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: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Dublin. In October, Dublin is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

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 10th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, then browse the exhibits of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny online trip builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Kells Priory ©
Kells Priory
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, then look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Kinsale Silver.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, then don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dingle online trip builder.

Drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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