9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland travel planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to The Spire, then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

Plan my Dublin trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Minneapolis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Dublin. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Dublin: highs are around 50°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, view the masterpieces at The Blackbird Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then stroll around Kilkenny Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, then browse for treasures at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny attractions site .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Kells Priory
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

1
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, stop by BEBHINN, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Waterford trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick 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.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Killarney road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Waterford to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Killarney sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
night
Dingle

Dingle
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

1
night
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway sightseeing planner .

Getting from Dingle to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Dingle in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

1
night
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. On the 26th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hag's Head, view the masterpieces at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Liscannor sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Aillwee Cave
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

Similar Plans

10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM NEPAL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland & Belfast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland & Belfast BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans