10 days in Ireland & County Donegal Itinerary

10 days in Ireland & County Donegal Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland & County Donegal Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Donegal Town
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Philadelphia


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2
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, make a trip to Temple Bar, and walk around Phoenix Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin online tour itinerary planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 57°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Kilkenny

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): walk around Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, explore the galleries of The Blackbird Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney road trip planning site .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Liscannor sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Clare Coastal Walk Project, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark

3
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Biddy’s O’Barnes has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Slieve League in Carrick (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: get outside with Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, make a trip to Lough Eske, cruise along Mulroy Drive, and delve into the distant past at Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Liscannor to Donegal Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Donegal Town are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Slieve League
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Biddy’s O’Barnes ©
Biddy’s O’Barnes
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske

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