9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dublin
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle and Trinity College Dublin. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street, then pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planning app .

Edinburgh, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kilkenny Castle, Rock of Cashel
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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 The Viking Triangle. On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to The Viking Triangle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Waterford online road trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in June since evenings lows in Waterford dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kenmare.
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The Viking Triangle ©
The Viking Triangle

2
nights
Kenmare

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Uragh Stone Circle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stone Circle and Cromwell's Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Kenmare to Kealkill to see Carriganass Castle about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, delve into the lush surroundings at Glengariff Woods, look for gifts at Lorge Chocolatier, and play a few rounds at Ring of Kerry Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kenmare trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kenmare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trips

Carriganass Castle, Glengariff Woods, Uragh Stone Circle
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Carriganass Castle ©
Carriganass Castle
Uragh Stone Circle ©
Uragh Stone Circle

1
night
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Doolin Pier, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, and then look for gifts at Irish Crafts - Doolin.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Doolin route site .

You can drive from Kenmare to Doolin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Doolin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Nature Shopping
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Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Irish Crafts - Doolin ©
Irish Crafts - Doolin

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
You've now added Mount Falcon Estate to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ballina trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Doolin to Ballina takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ballina are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Michael Davitt Museum
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
St. Muredach's Cathedral ©
St. Muredach's Cathedral

few
hours
Dublin

Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dublin day trip tool .

You can drive from Ballina to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
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Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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