10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Galway
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Berlin

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 sightseeing, breweries, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, sample the fine beverages at The Old Jameson Distillery, and stroll through Phoenix Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally make a trip to The Blackbird Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Reginald's Tower, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip generator.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Breweries

Side Trips

Waterford, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Doolin (Irish Crafts & Clare Coastal Walk Project). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, look for gifts at OMG @ Zhivago, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hillwalk Tours, and explore the galleries of Galway City Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway itinerary builder.

Getting from Kilkenny to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night.

Things to do in Galway

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Doolin, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

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