9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Noi Bai International Airport

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Dublin

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, walk around Phoenix Park, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin road trip website.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Dublin, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

1
night
Kilkenny

Marble City

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 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate the long history of Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get great views at Cliffs of Moher, take in the local highlights with Doolin Cliff Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally Head underground at Doolin Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, then head outdoors with Dromoland Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.