6 days in Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dublin Falconry and Chester Beatty. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Dublin to be cooler, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

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 (Thu), steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally get outside with Hawkeye School of Falconry. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip website.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in July, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Ireland travel guide

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.