9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Shannon
— Few hours
Drive
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Doolin
— 1 night
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Drive to Killimer, Ferry to Tarbert, Drive to Dingle
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bunratty
— 1 night
Drive

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Shannon

Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shannon driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In April in Shannon, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Doolin.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Parks

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night
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 Doolin Pitch & Putt. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher and then tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Doolin holiday planning tool.

Getting from Shannon to Doolin by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dingle Electric Bike Experience, Conor Pass and Dingle Falconry Experience. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a spin around town with Dingle Electric Bike Experience.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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nights
Kenmare

Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ring of Beara as well as Healy Pass. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass and then get outside with Ring of Beara.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kenmare trip builder app.

You can drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Kenmare are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ladies' View, Gap of Dunloe and Killarney Falconry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Moll's Gap, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Killarney online day trip planner.

Drive from Kenmare to Killarney in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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night
Bunratty

Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bunratty route planning app.

Getting from Killarney to Bunratty by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bunratty

Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.