9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Doonbeg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kylemore
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
5
Inishmore, Aran Islands
— Few hours
+2
ferry + taxi + train:  5​h
End: Dublin

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Tramore Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, and then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Well, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clonea Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Curraghmore House.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Waterford online vacation builder .

Dublin to Waterford is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Waterford. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Waterford

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Jerpoint Park, St. Patrick's Well, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Clonea Beach, Tramore Beach
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Tramore Beach ©
Tramore Beach
Clonea Beach ©
Clonea Beach
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Torc Mountain Walk and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Banna Strand and Kennedy's Pet Farm. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kerry Way, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary website .

Getting from Waterford to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Killarney sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Doonbeg.

Things to do in Killarney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Banna Strand, Conor Pass
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Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

1
night
Doonbeg

Doonbeg ©
Doonbeg is a village in west County Clare, Ireland on the Atlantic coast. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Senan's Church, identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, then kick back and relax at Kilkee Blue Flag Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kilkee Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Doonbeg day trip site .

Getting from Killarney to Doonbeg by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Doonbeg can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kylemore.

Things to do in Doonbeg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kilkee, Kilrush
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Kilkee Blue Flag Beach ©
Kilkee Blue Flag Beach
Kilkee Beach ©
Kilkee Beach
St Senan's Church ©
St Senan's Church

2
nights
Kylemore

Kylemore ©
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lettergesh Beach, then look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, and finally kick back and relax at Glassilaun Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kylemore trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Doonbeg to Kylemore in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Kylemore

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Lettergesh Beach, Cottage Handcrafts, Glassilaun Beach
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Glassilaun Beach ©
Glassilaun Beach
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

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hours
Inishmore, Aran Islands

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 23rd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally trek along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inishmore travel app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Kylemore to Inishmore in 2 hours. In April in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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