9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  10 h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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, walk around St Stephens Green, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin day trip app.

Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

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

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 20th (Wed): cruise along Slea Head Drive, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and then stroll through Clogher Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, then make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and finally get outside with Dingle Peninsula.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Dingle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, stroll through Kilkenny Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kilkenny travel itinerary planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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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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