10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Dublin. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rock of Cashel, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kilkenny online tour itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, then take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, then stroll around Eyre Square, and then make a trip to Quay Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway journey tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Galway. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

Similar Plans

11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SUDAN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Boston & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans