10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne are in your itinerary. Head to Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centrefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, get engrossed in the history at Dublin Castle, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder site .

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 59°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Parks
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cork online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Gap of Dunloe and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Mary's Cathedral and Muckross Abbey. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Gallarus Oratory in Dingle, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and make a trip to Ladies' View.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dingle
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): Head underground at Doolin Cave, get outside with Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and then make a trip to Cliffs of Moher.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor online travel route planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Liscannor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Doolin
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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