10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Cork
— 1 night
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ballyvaughan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Wexford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Carroll's Irish Gifts, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and then stop by Records and Relics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills, view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, then look for gifts at The Canvas Works, then stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip planner .

London, UK to Cork is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Cork hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Blarney Woollen Mills
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The English Market ©
The English Market
Blarney Woollen Mills ©
Blarney Woollen Mills
Records and Relics ©
Records and Relics

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney journey maker app .

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Glengarriff Nature Reserve
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Burren Perfumery, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ballyvaughan trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Ballyvaughan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Ballyvaughan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fanore Beach, Burren Perfumery
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach, then look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, and then kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, make a trip to Sky Rd, then look for gifts at Connemara Blue, then stop by Hehirs Of Clifden, and finally stop by Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Clifden driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dog's Bay Beach, Renvyle Beach, Cottage Handcrafts, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

1
night
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Irish National Heritage Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wexford online trip builder .

You can drive from Clifden to Wexford in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach, Irish National Heritage Park
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Grafton Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

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