9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Sioux City
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Dunquin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Sioux City

2
days
Dunquin

Dunquin ©
On the 22nd (Tue), cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Fiadh Handwoven Design.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dunquin vacation planner.

Sioux City, USA to Dunquin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Sioux City in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dunquin: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 48°F at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dunquin

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Dingle, Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online travel route planner .

Drive from Dunquin to Kilkenny in 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Kilmainham Gaol. Popular historic sites such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St, take a stroll through Grafton Street, and appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

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

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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