9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dingle
Drive
4
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive

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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 7th (Thu): visit Temple Bar, view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, walk around St Stephens Green, then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and finally make a trip to The Spire.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin is 8 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Galway

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

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 9th (Sat): head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and then walk around Eyre Square. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kinvara Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Galway online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Cork

— 3 nights

Rebel City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Cobh (Titanic Experience Cobh & Cobh Cathedral) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), and examine the collection at Collins Barracks Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cork itinerary app.

You can drive from Dingle to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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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.

County Cork travel guide

4.3
Castles · Specialty Museums · Islands
Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.