10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Westport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Newark

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 19th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Whitethorn Gallery and then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, then stroll through Mulranny Strand, and then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Westport travel itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Westport is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Westport. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Newark in September: highs in Westport hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Whitethorn Gallery, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Mulranny Strand
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Tyrone House, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally tee off at Bearna Golf and Country Club.

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

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Bearna Golf and Country Club
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

2
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Lahinch Beach and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally Head underground at Doolin Cave.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Doolin trip tool .

You can drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Doolin, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Lahinch Beach
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Doolin to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, then see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, then get engrossed in the history at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Malahide Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin holiday planning site .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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