10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  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
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.
For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or James Joyce Cultural Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Donore to see Bru na Boinne about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. 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 drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

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

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): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, thenbrowse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, thensteep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cork road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Shopping 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ladies' View. Popular historic sites such as Ross Castle and Gallarus Oratory are in your itinerary. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dingle, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Killarney travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dingle
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
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. On the 13th (Wed), Head underground at Doolin Cave, go for a walk through Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor journey maker website.

Drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

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