10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kingston
Fly:  12​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  14​h 45​min
End: Kingston

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bru na Boinne and Trim Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chester Beatty and Christ Church Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair), and take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip website .

Kingston, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kingston to Dublin. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Hill of Tara (Temair), Bru na Boinne, Malahide Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galway sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tyrone House
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

1
night
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 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip app .

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Killarney, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cork driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally see the interesting displays at Hook Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Hore Abbey, Cahir Castle, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

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