10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Sligo
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and finally pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally make a trip to The Spire.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
On the 10th (Thu), head off the coast to Spike Island, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cork online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dingle online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Rock of Cashel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally stroll around Kilkenny Castle. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then stop by Smithwick's Retail Store, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip site .

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll through Strandhill Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Sligo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September in Sligo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach

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