9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Kilkenny
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilkenny Castle and Black Abbey. Hook Lighthouse and Jerpoint Abbey will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Bishop's Palace & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's lots more to do: walk around Irish National Heritage Park, don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary maker website.

Newark, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Kilkenny, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for much colder days in Kilkenny, with highs around 65°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Head to Grafton Street and Celtic Whiskey Shopfor some retail therapy. Guinness Storehouse and National Gallery of Ireland will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.