9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: West Palm Beach
Drive + Fly:  12​h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Cong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  15​h
End: West Palm Beach

1
night
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 The Brazen Head, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Fri), admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then join in the after-dark buzz at The Brazen Head, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin journey planner .

West Palm Beach, USA to Dublin is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from West Palm Beach to Dublin is 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from West Palm Beach in October: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 57°F and lows are around 45°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cong.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Cong

Cong ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ashford Castle, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Sky Rd. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, step into the grandiose world of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cong attractions planning app .

You can drive from Dublin to Cong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cong are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Limerick.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sky Rd, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

1
night
Limerick

Limerick
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Limerick trip planner .

You can drive from Cong to Limerick in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Limerick, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

1
night
Killarney

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 Ring of Kerry.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Killarney itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Limerick to Killarney in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

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.
You've now added Blarney Castle & Gardens to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reginald's Tower as well as House Of Waterford Crystal. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): learn the secrets of production at House Of Waterford Crystal and then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Waterford online route maker .

Take a bus from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Waterford, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal

few
hours
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 St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online journey builder .

You can take a bus from Waterford to Kilkenny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

1
night
Dublin

Dublin
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin visit planner.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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