10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  3 h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Boston

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.
You've added Irish Famine Museum Dublin, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, St Stephens Green, and other attractions to your itinerary. Trim Castle and Kilmainham Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Temple Bar and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip builder .

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Medieval Mile Museum as well as Jerpoint Abbey.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Kilkenny. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The English Market, Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cork City Gaol.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cork day trip planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
The English Market ©
The English Market

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've added Killarney Falconry, Muckross House, Celtic Steps The Show Killarney, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the music at Celtic Steps The Show Killarney.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knappogue Castle, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John's Castle. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Desmond Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then contemplate the long history of Knappogue Castle.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Killarney to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Limerick are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knappogue Castle, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Desmond Castle
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Knappogue Castle ©
Knappogue Castle

2
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, explore and take pictures at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Doolin holiday planner .

Getting from Limerick to Doolin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Doolin, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, Burren Exposure
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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