9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  12​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  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
bus + 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.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bru na Boinne and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Trim Castle (in Trim) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and don't miss a visit to The Spire.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip tool .

Pittsburgh, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in September, with highs in Dublin at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a bus 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
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, stroll around Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kilkenny travel route site .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. 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 ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cork trip tool .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cobh
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
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 wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney online holiday planner .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to 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
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

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 15th (Tue), Head underground at Doolin Cave and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 63°F, while at night they dip 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

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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