10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Bus:  25 h
1
Kilkenny
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Perth

1
day
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 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Perth in May, expect nights in Kilkenny to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

1
night
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 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

Before you visit Killarney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church.

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Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Conor Pass
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

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 21st (Thu): cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway tour builder .

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Trim Castle (in Trim). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dublin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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