11 days in Waterford & Kilkenny Itinerary

11 days in Waterford & Kilkenny Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Waterford
— 7 nights
Drive:  45 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Waterford


Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterford: Wexford (Tintern Abbey, Colclough Walled Garden, &more), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and New Ross (Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience & Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Waterford trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Cork Airport and Shannon Airport. October in Waterford sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Wexford, New Ross, Enniscorthy, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
King of the Vikings ©
King of the Vikings
Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition ©


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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey and then admire the landmark architecture of Glendalough Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip maker app.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience