10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Clifden
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Inishmore, Aran Islands
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h
5
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Mexico City

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then wander the streets of Grafton Street, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Mexico City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in November, you will find days in Dublin are much colder (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
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 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally look for gifts at Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven, Inspirational Gardens & Rachel's Café.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny trip app .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven, Inspirational Gardens & Rachel's Café
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 6th (Tue), look for gifts at Connemara Blue, enjoy the sand and surf at Mannin Bay Blueway, pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel, then stroll through Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally stop by Cottage Handcrafts.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Clifden online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Clifden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kylemore, Cottage Handcrafts
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Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts
Connemara Blue ©
Connemara Blue

1
night
Inishmore, Aran Islands

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 7th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of O'Brien's Castle, enjoy the sea views from Inishere Lighthouse, explore the ancient world of St. Caomhan’s Church, stop by Aran Sweater Market, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, and finally contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore travel planning tool .

Getting from Clifden to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. In November in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Inisheer
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle
Dun Eochla ©
Dun Eochla

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, then stop by OMG Zhivago, then stop by My Shop... Granny Likes It, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
OMG Zhivago ©
OMG Zhivago

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, steep yourself in history at Riasc, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dingle online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Dingle sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Riasc ©
Riasc

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, trek along The Kerry Way, then stop by Kerry Woollen Mills, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip builder .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
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The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Church of Ireland ©
St. Mary's Church of Ireland

2
nights
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 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at James Fort.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale vacation planner.

Getting from Killarney to Kinsale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
James Fort ©
James Fort

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