10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin — 3 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planning app.

Berlin, Germany to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Dublin. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

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 28th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at Valerie Walshe Contemporary. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Doolin (Irish Crafts - Doolin & Clare Coastal Walk Project) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, take in the local highlights with Hillwalk Tours, and make a trip to Quay Street.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galway trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.