9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Liscannor
— 1 night
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Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h
End: Minneapolis

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to The Spire, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning site.

Minneapolis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, expect Dublin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 50°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then stroll through Kilkenny Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rothe House and Garden, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip maker.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kells Priory, Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, stop by BEBHINN, then contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Waterford online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
King of the Vikings ©
King of the Vikings
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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Dingle

Dingle
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dingle road trip planning website.

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 November, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. You will leave for Galway on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Galway

Galway ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): walk around Eyre Square, then get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally look for gifts at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in November, you will find days in Galway are a bit cooler (47°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Burren, then stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Hag's Head, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Liscannor day trip site.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Liscannor sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Aillwee Cave
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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