10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Tampa

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.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Fin Barre's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cork trip builder .

Tampa, USA to Cork is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tampa to Cork, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in July: high temperatures in Cork hover around 66°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort, Cobh Cathedral
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Killarney road trip planner .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
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 22nd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, make a trip to Rock of Cashel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cashel, King of the Vikings VR, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Ferns Castle
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral will thrill your kids. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and make a trip to The Spire.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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