10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin sightseeing planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then make a trip to Quay Street.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

2
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 17th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and then make a trip to Ladies' View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, and finally take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Killarney online travel planner .

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spike Island and Jameson Distillery Midleton. Step out of Cork to go to Kinsale and see Charles Fort, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cork trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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