9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Waterford
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Zurich

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library and then take a stroll through Grafton Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Chester Beatty Library ©
Chester Beatty Library

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 1st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, then stop by Cottage Handcrafts, and then contemplate the long history of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Clifden trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Clifden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Clifden

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottage Handcrafts, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

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 3rd (Tue): tee off at Premier Irish Golf Tours Ltd and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Clifden to Killarney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Premier Irish Golf Tours Ltd
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and then steep yourself in history at Curraghmore House. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Woodstown Strand, then get advice or help at Hook Lighthouse, and finally take a memorable drive along Passage East Car Ferry.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Waterford holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Waterford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Waterford sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Waterford

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ardmore, Criostal na Rinne, Hook Lighthouse, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Rock of Cashel
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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