9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
1
Kilkenny
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Westport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny journey builder website .

New York City, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. In May, Kilkenny is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ring of Kerry. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torc Waterfall and Banna Strand. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Jameson Distillery Midleton in Midleton--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Torc Mountain Walk, make a trip to Ladies' View, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Killarney online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Banna Strand
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 18th (Mon), stroll through Bertra beach, then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Westport day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Westport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Westport sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin online attractions planner .

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
National Botanic Gardens ©
National Botanic Gardens
Teeling Whiskey Distillery ©
Teeling Whiskey Distillery
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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