10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny

— 1 night

Marble City

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 2nd (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and then step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny day trip site.

San Diego, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in May: high temperatures in Kilkenny hover around 58°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, then get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Galway, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Dublin

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.