10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin — 2 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, stroll around St Stephens Green, take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre, and admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Killarney.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Muckross Abbey and Muckross House. Step off the beaten path and head to Inch Beach and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Step out of Killarney to go to Blarney and see Blarney Castle & Gardens, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Killarney holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Killarney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Waterville.
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Waterville — 2 nights

County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
On the 2nd (Wed), take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Derrynane Beach, and then see the interesting displays at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Skelligs Chocolate Co. and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ballinskelligs Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterville trip builder website.

You can drive from Killarney to Waterville in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Waterville are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Clifden.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Clifden — 2 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, then stop by Connemara Blue, and then look for gifts at Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then kick back and relax at Renvyle Beach, then look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, and finally look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Clifden holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Waterville to Clifden takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.