10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cork
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
4
Kinsale
— 1 day
Bus:  30​min
5
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Portlaoise
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Trinity College Dublin, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, wander the streets of O'Connell Street, see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then get a taste of local nightlife at Oliver St. John Gogarty, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Brazen Head. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and finally look for gifts at The Temple Bar.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin road trip planner .

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in January; daily highs in Dublin reach 46°F and lows reach 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
St. Michan's Church ©
St. Michan's Church

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Hole in the Wall, Black Abbey, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at The Hole in the Wall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny attractions app .

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
St Marys Cathedral ©
St Marys Cathedral
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cork trip maker site .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toKinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Francis Church ©
Saint Francis Church

1
day
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes James Fort, Kinsale Heritage Walks and Inchydoney Beach. On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Michael Collins, kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then contemplate the long history of James Fort, and finally look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kinsale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Timoleague Franciscan Friary
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
James Fort ©
James Fort

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
St Fin Barre's Cathedral has been added to your itinerary.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cork route builder app .

You can drive from Kinsale to Cork in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Fin Barre's Cathedral ©
St Fin Barre's Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fanore Beach, then examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and finally delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galway tour builder tool .

Getting from Cork to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 36°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portlaoise.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren Exposure, Fanore Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Tower, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Highlights from your plan
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
Portlaoise

Portlaoise ©
You've now added Rock of Dunamase to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Rock of Dunamase.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portlaoise itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Galway to Portlaoise. In January, daily temperatures in Portlaoise can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Portlaoise

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Dunamase ©
Rock of Dunamase

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