9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Oughterard
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Oughterard
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vale of Glendalough
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Bunratty
— 3 nights
Fly

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Oughterard

— 1 night
Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oughterard journey builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Oughterard is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Oughterard, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Dublin.

Things to do in Oughterard

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Dublin

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to St. Michan's Church, stop by Temple Bar, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St.. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then walk around St Stephens Green, then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

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Traveling by car from Oughterard to Dublin takes 3 hours. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Vale of Glendalough

— 1 night
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get outside with Irish Working Sheepdogs, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wicklow Way, and then admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vale of Glendalough trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Vale of Glendalough, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Killarney holiday planner.

Getting from Vale of Glendalough to Killarney by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
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Bunratty

— 3 nights
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bunratty: Doolin (Doolin Pitch & Putt & Irish Crafts - Doolin), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Scattery Island, make a trip to The Pollock Holes, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bunratty holiday builder website.

Drive from Killarney to Bunratty in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bunratty are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bunratty

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.