9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Athens

1
night
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 (Sat), get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally play a few rounds at Pococke Golf Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip site .

Athens, Greece to Kilkenny is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Kilkenny is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Kilkenny to be little chillier, around 16°C, while days are much colder, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Pococke Golf Centre ©
Pococke Golf Centre

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.
Attractions like Cliffs of Moher and Drummindoo Stud make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's much more to do: trot along with Castlefergus Equestrian, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey, and stroll around Burren National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Kilkenny in July, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Ennis, Scattery Island, Burren National Park, Aillwee Cave
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

4
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.
Attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol make great kid-friendly stops. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Curracloe Beach in Curracloe, approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: stroll around St Stephens Green, don't miss a visit to The Spire, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Curracloe Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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