9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kilkenny
— 1 day
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and shop like a local with Grafton Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin attractions planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Dublin. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in October; daily highs in Dublin reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of St James' Church, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, then see the interesting displays at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Dingle online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

1
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Cork

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.
On the 27th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and then hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cork day trip 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 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online vacation planner.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Ireland travel guide

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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.