9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  8 h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
3
Waterford
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jameson Distillery Bow St., Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and finally don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin online itinerary planner .

Atlanta, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Dublin. While traveling from Atlanta, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 43°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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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 (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilkenny Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Kilkenny. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

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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.
You've now added Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Waterford online trip builder .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Waterford in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Waterford, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan)
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cork travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Shopping
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
The English Market ©
The English Market

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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 Uragh Stone Circle. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the ancient world of Uragh Stone Circle.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Killarney road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Uragh Stone Circle
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Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Uragh Stone Circle ©
Uragh Stone Circle

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip builder tool .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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