10 days in Ireland & County Donegal Itinerary

10 days in Ireland & County Donegal Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
3
Killarney
— 1 night
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
5
Donegal Town
— 3 nights

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning website.

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Dublin is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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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): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car 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

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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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

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Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Biddy’s O’Barnes. When in Donegal Town, make a side trip to see Slieve League in Carrick, approximately Carrick away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, don't miss a visit to Barnesmore Gap, explore the ancient world of Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey), and play a few rounds at Donegal Golf Club.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town route builder app.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Donegal Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

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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