10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner
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Fly
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
Drive
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Doolin
Drive
6
Galway
— 2 nights
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Dublin — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Old Storehouse, Brannigan's Bar, Dublin Castle, and other attractions you added. On the 29th (Sat), admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, join in the after-dark buzz at Mulligan's, go all around town with Lazy Bike Tours, then admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then get a taste of local nightlife at Brannigan's Bar, and finally take in the local highlights with Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Dublin is 5 hours. While traveling from Charlotte, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny

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.
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 49°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cork.
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Cork — 2 nights

Rebel City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ceili by the Lee, Cobh Cathedral and Holy Trinity Church. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Ceili by the Lee. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cork holiday planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ring of Kerry, Courtney's Bar and Gap of Dunloe. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, go for a walk through Muckross House, then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Courtney's Bar. On the next day, cruise along Ring of Kerry.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Doolin.
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Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Doolin Cliff Walk has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Doolin Cliff Walk.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Doolin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Galway.
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Galway — 2 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You've now added Quay Street to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

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Getting from Doolin to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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