10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Sligo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dallas to Kilkenny. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect nights in Kilkenny to be little chillier, around 49°F, while days are colder, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Doneraile Wildlife Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, then contemplate the long history of James Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cork online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Doneraile Wildlife Park
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The English Market ©
The English Market
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

1
night
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 9th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

Discover how to plan a Killarney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Peter Cox Photography Gallery ©
Peter Cox Photography Gallery

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, then get interesting insight from Tours, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle online day trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Dingle

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Strandhill People's Market, then step off the mainland to explore Coney Island, and then head outdoors with Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney.

Plan a Sligo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Sligo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails
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Coney Island ©
Coney Island

3
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.
Get outdoors at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Falconry Ireland. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmainham Gaol and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Grafton Street and look for gifts at Sheridans.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sligo to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Falconry Ireland, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House

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