9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take a stroll through Grafton Street, contemplate the long history of 14 Henrietta Street, then get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then steep yourself in history at Casino Marino, and finally examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin driving holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Dublin. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 57°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Killarney

— 1 night
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 25th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience and then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Connemara Marble Visitor's Center, examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Dublin

— 2 nights

Fair City

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll around St Stephens Green, then take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, then pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, and finally examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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.