9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Kilkenny is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Mexico City to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mexico City in October, with highs in Kilkenny at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cork day trip planning website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cork are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then make a trip to Ladies' View, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Killarney route builder.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House, step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wicklow Mountains National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip website.

You can drive from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.