9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Rochester

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get outdoors at Inch Beach and Slea Head Drive. Visit St.James Church and Gallarus Oratory for their historical value. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and shop like a local with John Weldon Jewellers.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle vacation builder site .

Rochester, USA to Dingle is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rochester to Dingle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rochester in September, plan for slightly colder days in Dingle, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Shopping

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, look for gifts at Skyline Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Uragh Stone Circle, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, and finally hike along The Kerry Way.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Uragh Stone Circle
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Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way
Uragh Stone Circle ©
Uragh Stone Circle

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, get from here to there with Passage East Car Ferry, and then stroll through Woodstown Strand.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Waterford tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Waterford in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Waterford

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodstown Strand, Passage East Car Ferry
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne and then step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, and then take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Waterford to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

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