7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly + bus:  22​h
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Phoenix

2
days
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip generator.

Phoenix, USA to Dingle is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Dingle, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Dingle to be much colder, temps between 57°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

1
day
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 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Black Abbey.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

2
days
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.
On the 27th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, then stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

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Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
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Dublin Castle
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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