9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Galway
— 1 night
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Newark

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Dublin — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip app.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Dublin are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Kilkenny — 1 night

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 17th (Thu): walk around Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip planning website.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Doolin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Doolin — 2 nights

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then stop by Burren Perfumery, and finally examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Doolin online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Doolin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Galway — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Eyre Square.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Doolin to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.