10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
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Waterford
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Wicklow
— 1 night
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Dublin
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Audoen's Church, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Phoenix Park, admire the striking features of Castletown House, then explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at The Cobblestone.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary website.

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Dublin is 7 hours. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for slightly colder days in Dublin, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny

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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally walk around Kilfane Waterfall and Glen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip planning app.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Waterford.
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Waterford — 1 night

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to The Viking Triangle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford attractions planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Waterford are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cork.
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Cork — 2 nights

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 (Fri): get the lay of the land with Cliff Walk Ardmore, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and finally stroll around Bishop Lucey Park.

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Getting from Waterford to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 10th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle and then explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, steep yourself in history at Muckross House, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Killarney planning site.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Wicklow.
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Wicklow — 1 night

Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to Rock of Cashel, then stroll through Wicklow Mountains National Park, then admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Glendalough Upper Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wicklow journey planner.

You can fly from Killarney to Wicklow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Wicklow are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dublin online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Wicklow to Dublin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 13th (Wed).
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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.
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