10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bunclody
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tralee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Galway
— 1 night
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach, then sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, then don't miss a visit to St. Michan's Church, and finally take a stroll through O'Connell Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bunclody.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
O'Connell Street ©
O'Connell Street

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nights
Bunclody

Bunclody ©
Bunclody, formerly Newtownbarry, is a small town on the River Slaney in Wexford, Ireland. On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Rescue Ireland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, delve into the lush surroundings at Courtown Woods, and then experience rural life at Wexford Lavender Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bunclody trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Bunclody takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Bunclody dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Bunclody

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Seal Rescue Ireland, Courtown Woods, Wexford Lavender Farm
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Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, then steep yourself in history at James Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Donkey Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Doneraile Wildlife Park, and then have fun at Blackwater Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cork road trip planning site .

Drive from Bunclody to Cork in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tralee.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

James Fort, Blackwater Outdoor Activities, Doneraile Wildlife Park, The Donkey Sanctuary
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Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher
James Fort ©
James Fort
Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park

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nights
Tralee

Tralee ©
The pub-lined and music-filled streets of Tralee allow visitors to discover everyday Irish life.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): trek along The Kerry Way, then relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm, then don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church and then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tralee trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Tralee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Tralee, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Tralee

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Killarney, Staigue Fort, Conor Pass, St.James Church
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The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

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Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Limerick online road trip planner .

You can drive from Tralee to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Limerick are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adare, Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
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Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church

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night
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.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Galway sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Wormhole
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk