9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Taxi to Adare, Adare, Bus to Killarney
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— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Limerick — 1 night

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint Mary's Cathedral, Hunt Museum and King John's Castle. On the 5th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, make a trip to The Exchange, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip itinerary maker.

Boston, USA to Limerick is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Limerick due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, expect nights in Limerick to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.
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Killarney — 1 night

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

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You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Limerick to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 2 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You've now added Cliffs of Moher to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cliffs of Moher.

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Take a train from Killarney to Galway in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 14 Henrietta Street, Christ Church Cathedral and Malahide Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Castlecomer Discovery Park (in Castlecomer) and Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & Black Abbey). And it doesn't end there: stroll around St Stephens Green, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, make a trip to The Spire, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ann's Church.

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Traveling by train from Galway to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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.