9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  12 h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Pittsburgh

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Bru na Boinne and Trinity College Dublin will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). Next up on the itinerary: visit Temple Bar, don't miss a visit to The Spire, and pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin online route planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 62°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cork road trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cobh
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

2
nights
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 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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 15th (Tue): Head underground at Doolin Cave and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Doolin Cave
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Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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