6 days in Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Ireland Itinerary

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6 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+2
foot + Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bunratty
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  4​h
End: Birmingham

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 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, take in the exciting artwork at The Blackbird Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip planning site .

Birmingham, UK to Kilkenny is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then don't miss a visit to Shannon Heritage, and then tee off at Dromoland Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bunratty trip site .

Drive from Kilkenny to Bunratty in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Dromoland Castle
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Shannon Heritage ©
Shannon Heritage

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol. Popular historic sites such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner .

Drive from Bunratty to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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