10 Days in Ireland: Our Recommendations

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Ireland, also called the Emerald Isle, is known for its jaw-dropping landscapes, cobblestone towns, and lively culture that has seeped into every alleyway and pub in this gorgeous country. With plenty of sights to take your breath away and more than a handful of colorful towns to see, you need a good amount of time to make the most out of a trip to Ireland.

Ten days in Ireland ensures that you get a sampling of everything that this island country has to offer, from its quaint, picture-perfect villages to the jaw-dropping scenery. Below, we have a selection of our recommended ten-to-twelve-day itineraries for Ireland that are sure to check every box.

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1. A Slice of the Emerald Isle: 10 days in Ireland

The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Dublin, Ireland.
Dublin's proximity to the sea and Wicklow Mountain provides a unique topographical feature to the city.
Day 1 Catch an overnight flight to Dublin
Day 2 Explore the medieval walls of Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral
Day 3 Visit Dublin’s most important sights during a guided tour
Day 4 Tour the opulent gardens of Irish National Stud & visit Old Midleton Distillery
Day 5 Spend a leisurely day in Kinsale
Day 6 Take to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way & board a ferry to Garnish Island
Day 7 Discover the enchanting hills of Dingle
Day 8 Board a ferry for Inisheer and sail beneath the Cliffs of Moher
Day 9 Dive into local culture in Inisheer before ferrying back to Ennis
Day 10 End your trip in Ennis

This ten-day trip gives you the chance to discover the marvelous countryside of Ireland, taking your breath away time and time again. Start your journey from Ireland's cosmopolitan capital, Dublin. Explore the city during a guided sightseeing tour before you are off on a whirlwind adventure alongside scenic towns and gorgeous coastal roads. Set your foot in Slea Head, Ireland’s most westerly point, and experience the sheer delight of sailing beneath the Cliffs of Moher during a ferry ride to Inisheer, the smallest of the three Aran Islands. See 10-day tours in Ireland

2. The Best of Ireland: Ireland in 12 days

Cliffs of Moher at sunset, Ireland
Ireland has breathtaking coastlines with iconic spots such as the Cliffs of Moher and Slieve Lague gazing directly into the sea.
Day 1 Arrive in Dublin and check into your hotel
Day 2 Head for Kerry with a stop-off at Blarney Castle
Day 3 Discover the stunning landscapes of the Ring of Kerry
Day 4 Travel along the Irish coast to the Cliffs of Moher
Day 5 Spend your morning exploring Galway city before embarking on a cruise trip
Day 6 See lakes, rivers, and bogs of the Connemara region
Day 7 Visit the pottery factory and enjoy a walking tour of the walled city of Derry
Day 8 See the Giants Causeway as you travel along the Antrim Coast
Day 9 Enjoy a guided tour of Belfast & be part of the Titanic Experience
Day 10 Make your way to Dublin with a stop en route at Slane Distillery
Day 11 Get to know Dublin better during an orientation tour
Day 12 Say goodbye to Ireland

Spending 12 days in Ireland allows you to truly soak up the beauty and vibrance of this island country. From eccentric cities to serene moorlands, and from rolling hills to some of the most gorgeous geological formations in the world, this adventure will make sure that you see it all. Starting from Dublin, this trip will not only take you through some of the most iconic locations in the country, such as Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, and Galway but also allow you to experience some of Ireland’s more off-the-beaten-path destinations such as Sligo and the Slane Distillery. Get in touch with our travel expert to create a customized trip to Ireland

As you can see, ten days in Ireland (or slightly more than that) is enough to experience the best of this country. For more inspiration, check out our list of ten-day trips in Ireland. If you have more or less time to spare, you might find our guide on how many days to spend in Ireland helpful. Want to build your own itinerary from scratch? Then get in touch with our travel experts in Ireland today!

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Published by Will Cooper, updated on October 18, 2022
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