9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Newark

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and St. Michan's Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at James Joyce Cultural Centre, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, and walk around St Stephens Green.

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Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Newark to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in August, with highs in Dublin at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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.
On the 7th (Sun), look for gifts at Kittys cabin, stop by Darcys Treasures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour builder site.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden
Darcys Treasures ©
Darcys Treasures

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally stop by Kinsale Silver.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kinsale visit planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by NU goldsmith, stop by Dingle Record Shop, then don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then explore the wide array of goods at Strand House Cafe, and finally listen to music at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, then look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Dingle tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

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Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
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Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

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