9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

3
nights
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dublin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Aberdeen, UK to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Clare Coastal Walk Project, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip planning site .

Drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
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 25th (Mon), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip planning website .

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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