9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: West Palm Beach, Florida
Drive + Fly:  12 h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Cong
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  15 h
End: West Palm Beach, Florida

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Brazen Head, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, then get a taste of local nightlife at The Brazen Head, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning site.

West Palm Beach, USA to Dublin is an approximately 18- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from West Palm Beach in October, expect Dublin to be cooler, temps between 57°F and 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Cong.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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night
Cong

Cong ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ashford Castle, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Sky Rd. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Sky Rd, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cong trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cong are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sky Rd, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

1
night
Limerick

Limerick
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Limerick online trip maker.

You can drive from Cong to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Nightlife Historic Sites
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night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ring of Kerry.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Limerick to Killarney by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
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Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

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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.
You've now added Blarney Castle & Gardens to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

Plan a Cork trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Cork are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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night
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reginald's Tower as well as House Of Waterford Crystal. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get behind the scenes at House Of Waterford Crystal and then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower.

Make your Waterford itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Waterford are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal

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hours
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.
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip website.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

1
night
Dublin

Dublin
To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin journey planner.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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