10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Limerick
— 3 nights
End: Limerick

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo, then explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, and then make a trip to Dublin Spire. On your second day here, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then stroll through St. Stephen's Green, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
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.
To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny online tour itinerary builder .

Take a train from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Birds of Prey Educational Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): head off the coast to Spike Island, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cork tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cork, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Thomond Park Stadium, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Cork to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ennis, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Dromoland Castle
Highlights from your plan
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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