9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 1 night
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Dublin — 3 nights

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 Temple Bar, Ha'penny Bridge, Guinness Storehouse, and other attractions. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, pause for some photo ops at Molly Malone Statue, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then get the lay of the land with The Brazen Head, and finally examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip itinerary maker.

Las Vegas, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in Dublin reach 53°F and lows reach 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Kilkenny.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Neighborhoods
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Kilkenny — 1 night

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.
You've added Medieval Mile Museum, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): walk around Kilkenny Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in April, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cork.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Cork — 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cork day trip planning site.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cork are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Galway.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Galway — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galway's Latin Quarter as well as Galway Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cork to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 38°F. You will leave for Dublin on the 18th (Mon).
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Dublin — 1 night

On the 18th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.