9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin — 2 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Glendalough Cathedral and The Wicklow Way. Step out of the city life by going to Wicklow Mountains National Park and Vagabond Tours. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Dublin is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Dublin. Traveling from Ljubljana in June, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 1 night

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 15th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kilkenny day trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in June, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gap of Dunloe and Gallarus Oratory. Popular historic sites such as Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dingle), Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare) and Inch Beach (in Inch). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kerry Cliffs, head off the coast to Garinish Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Cork.
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Cork — 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol.

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You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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.