10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Doolin
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h
End: Charlotte

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Storehouse, Brannigan's Bar, Dublin Castle, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, join in the after-dark buzz at Mulligan's, then categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Lazy Bike Tours, then admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple Bar. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, then get a taste of local nightlife at Brannigan's Bar, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary planner.

Charlotte, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in April, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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hours
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.
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 maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. 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.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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nights
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.
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.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, 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.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trip

Cobh
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Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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, take in nature's colorful creations at 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 find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, 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.

Things to do in Killarney

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
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Highlights from your plan
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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hours
Doolin

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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 take a 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.

Things to do in Doolin

Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Doolin Cliff Walk ©
Doolin Cliff Walk

2
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.

Plan my day in Galway using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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