9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Lahinch Beach or Wild Atlantic Way. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Abbey of Cong and Burren Perfumery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, make a trip to Quay Street, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lynch's Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Galway is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in October: highs in Galway hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burren Perfumery, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Lahinch Beach, Royal Abbey of Cong, Cliffs of Moher
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

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Drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Hore Abbey
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Gallery of Ireland and Temple Bar. Do some cultural sightseeing at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Kilmainham Gaol. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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Take a train from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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