9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Boston
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Boston

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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Boston, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Kilkenny is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in June, things will get a bit cooler in Kilkenny: highs are around 63°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

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

2
days
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): hunt for treasures at The English Market, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Blarney Castle & Gardens. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery Kinsale, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cork online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cork, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

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Kinsale, Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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The English Market ©
The English Market
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

1
day
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip builder site .

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

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#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
day
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, stop by NU goldsmith, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

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.
Bru na Boinne and Kilmainham Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dublin when traveling from Dingle in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

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Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement

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