9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and then make a trip to Temple Bar.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin tour planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect nights in Dublin to be little chillier, around 38°F, while days are much colder, around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel, get a taste of the local shopping with Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then stroll around Kilkenny Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, have a few drinks at Brewery Corner, explore the galleries of The Blackbird Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip builder .

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Cliffs of Moher, kick back and relax at Spanish Point Beach, then don't miss a visit to Loop Head Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to The Pollock Holes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Doolin Garden and Nursery, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and finally delve into the distant past at Tyrone House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Doolin trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Doolin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

County Clare, Liscannor, Loop Head Lighthouse, Spanish Point Beach, Tyrone House
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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