9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Westport
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Guinness Storehouse. There's lots more to do: stroll around St Stephens Green, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Dublin is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in September, plan for little chillier days in Dublin, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, thenstroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and finally ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Westport trip builder.

Drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Newport Railway Viaduct
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, thenexperience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, thenget great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally trek along Hag's Head.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Liscannor trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lahinch Beach
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, thenadmire nature's extreme beauty at The Ice Cream Parlour, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Nore Valley Walking Route.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip maker site.

Getting from Liscannor to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Nore Valley Walking Route ©
Nore Valley Walking Route

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