10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Shannon
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Shannon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 1 day
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly

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Shannon — 2 nights

Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shannon online travel planner.

Boston, USA to Shannon is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Shannon due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Shannon, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 1 day

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon, then head outdoors with Kingdom Falconry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shannon to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive 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 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lough Leane, and finally trek along Torc Mountain Walk. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Black Valley, then get engrossed in the history at Blennerville Windmill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ardfert Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 1 night

Marble City

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 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, explore the world behind art at Butler Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the exciting artwork at National Design & Craft Gallery, then get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bru na Boinne and Chester Beatty. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Vagabond Tours (in Greystones) and Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains, and browse the exhibits of Dublinia.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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