9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Attractions like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trinity College Dublin make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chester Beatty and Merrion Square. And it doesn't end there: walk around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin sightseeing site.

Milan, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Kilkenny

— 1 night

Marble City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Rothe House and Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny sightseeing site.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 9th (Thu), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and finally take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney tour planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

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 11th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cork online visit planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cork

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.