9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Shannon
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Shannon
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
2
Bunratty
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Limerick
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mallow
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Cork
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
6
Cobh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dingle
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Tralee
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
10
Shannon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Lahinch
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
12
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Shannon
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
14
Newmarket-on-Fergus
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
15
Shannon
— 1 night
End: Shannon


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Shannon

Shannon
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shannon trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Shannon can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You'll set off for Bunratty on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Shannon

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites

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Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet as well as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. On the 25th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bunratty trip itinerary planning site .

Bunratty is just a stone's throw from Shannon. March in Bunratty sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Bunratty

Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet ©
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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Limerick

Limerick
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Before you visit Limerick, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Limerick is just a stone's throw from Bunratty. In March, daytime highs in Limerick are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You will leave for Mallow on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Nightlife Historic Sites

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Mallow

Mallow ©
Mallow is a town in County Cork, Ireland, about thirty-five kilometres north of Cork. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Donkey Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Mallow road trip planner .

You can drive from Limerick to Mallow in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cork.

Things to do in Mallow

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

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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.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mallow to Cork takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 37°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Cobh.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Cobh

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cobh journey planning tool .

Cobh is just a short distance from Cork. In March, daytime highs in Cobh are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cobh

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cork, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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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 Ross Castle, Ladies' View and Torc Waterfall. On the 28th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planning site .

Drive from Cobh to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Killarney are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slea Head Drive. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip builder app .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Dingle sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tralee.

Things to do in Dingle

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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Tralee

Tralee
The pub-lined and music-filled streets of Tralee allow visitors to discover everyday Irish life.
To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tralee driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Tralee takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tralee are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You'll set off for Shannon on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Tralee

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Shannon

Shannon
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shannon attractions app .

You can drive from Tralee to Shannon in 2 hours. You'll set off for Lahinch on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Shannon

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites

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Lahinch

Lahinch
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahinch day trip website .

Traveling by car from Shannon to Lahinch takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Lahinch can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Lahinch

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aillwee Cave, Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Doolin online trip builder .

Doolin is just a short distance from Lahinch. In March in Doolin, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

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Shannon

Shannon
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): have fun at Castlefergus Equestrian.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shannon tour planning app .

You can drive from Doolin to Shannon in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Things to do in Shannon

Tours Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Castlefergus Equestrian

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Newmarket-on-Fergus

Newmarket-on-Fergus ©
Newmarket-on-Fergus, historically known as Corracatlin, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Dromoland Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), head outdoors with Dromoland Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Newmarket-on-Fergus trip planner.

Newmarket-on-Fergus is just a stone's throw from Shannon. In April, daytime highs in Newmarket-on-Fergus are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newmarket-on-Fergus

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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Shannon

Shannon
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shannon tour itinerary maker tool .

Shannon is just a stone's throw from Newmarket-on-Fergus. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Shannon

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites

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