6 days in Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
On the 9th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then stroll through Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, then view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planning tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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, don't miss a visit to Shannon Heritage, and then explore the historical opulence of Dromoland Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bunratty trip builder app.

Getting from Kilkenny to Bunratty by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

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 Dublin Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newman University Church, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Dublin takes 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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