10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland planner

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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Kilkenny

— 1 night

Marble City

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 10th (Fri): stroll through Castlecomer Discovery Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings, and finally take a stroll around Reginald's Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online trip itinerary builder.

Rome, Italy to Kilkenny is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Kilkenny. Traveling from Rome in December, expect nights in Kilkenny to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Castlefergus Equestrian and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, then relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Doolin online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Doolin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

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Dublin

— 6 nights

Fair City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder website.

You can drive from Doolin to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.