10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Cashel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Vancouver

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Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, contemplate the long history of Athassel Priory, then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cashel travel route planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to Cashel is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cashel. While traveling from Vancouver, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cashel, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cashel

#Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahir Castle, Athassel Priory
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Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, then look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip planner .

You can drive from Cashel to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Giles Norman Photography Gallery ©
Giles Norman Photography Gallery
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre

2
days
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, stop by Skyline Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney holiday maker tool .

Drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glengarriff Nature Reserve, Skyline Gallery
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Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Glengarriff Nature Reserve ©
Glengarriff Nature Reserve

3
days
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step off the beaten path and head to Great Blasket Island and Inch Beach. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Slea Head Drive. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dingle road trip planner .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library, take a stroll through Grafton Street, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Chester Beatty Library ©
Chester Beatty Library

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