9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
3
Cork
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, walk around St Stephens Green, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary planning site .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Dublin. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in January, with highs in Dublin at 46°F and lows at 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): have fun at South East Ireland, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, and finally do a tasting at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny travel planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Fun & Games Wineries Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

3
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Kenmare (Spas, St. Patrick's Church, & more) and Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum, Kinsale Regional Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cork day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Cork are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Kinsale, Kenmare, Cobh
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Lusitania Memorial ©
Lusitania Memorial

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