9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland tour itinerary maker

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny

— 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and then stroll around Kilfane Waterfall and Glen. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny driving holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Kilkenny is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Kilkenny at 64°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

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Drive from Kilkenny to Doolin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Doolin sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Dublin

— 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin itinerary planner.

Getting from Doolin to Dublin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.