9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
Drive
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Dingle
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Drogheda
Drive
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Dublin
— 1 night

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Dublin — 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Mellifont Abbey has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to The Spire.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dublin. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.
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Galway — 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galway Cathedral as well as Wild Atlantic Way. On the 29th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then stop by Amber, and finally stroll around Eyre Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galway road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January in Galway, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Liscannor.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Nature
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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. Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Liscannor itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dingle.
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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've now added Dingle Peninsula to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dingle are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.
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Killarney — 1 night

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 1st (Wed), look for gifts at Granda Charlie's Auld Sweet Shop and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Killarney online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Cork.
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Shopping · Historic Sites
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Cork — 2 nights

Rebel City

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 1st (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, then head off the coast to Spike Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Drogheda.
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Drogheda

Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. On the 3rd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Ardee Castle and then contemplate the long history of Hatch's Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Drogheda online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Drogheda takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Side Trip
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Dublin — 1 night

Fair City

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip website.

Traveling by car from Drogheda to Dublin takes an hour.
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Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.
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