9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 1 night
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Kilkenny

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kilkenny. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Kilkenny at 58°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Cork

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Killarney

— 3 nights
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 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, make a trip to Ladies' View, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Banna Strand and then stroll through Inch Beach.

Discover how to plan a Killarney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Dublin

— 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at Dublinia and then steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then contemplate the long history of Trim Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin journey planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

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.