10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin — 4 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Popular historic sites such as Wicklow Mountains National Park and Dublinia are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and National Gallery of Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Old Kilbeggan Distillery (in Kilbeggan), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle, get your bearings at National Library of Ireland, and admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin vacation app.

Atlanta, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in December: highs in Dublin hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Kerry Cliffs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, and then trek along The Kerry Way. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then explore and take pictures at Ring of Kerry, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner.

Fly from Dublin to Killarney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Killarney are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cork.
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Cork — 1 night

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 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

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 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Reginald's Tower. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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.