9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Toronto

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Dublin

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Spire, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin day trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Kilkenny

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny online route planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 20th (Wed), appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and then make a trip to Ladies' View. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, then take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Galway

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Atlantic Way and Quay Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by An Tuirne Island Handknits and Crafts, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in November, you will find days in Galway are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.