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Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

ma
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Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

This is our thought......

First two nights in Dublin

two nights in Killkenny

two nights in Killarney

two nights Dingle Peninsula

two nights Galway.....

Should we rent a car or use public transportation?

Open to guided tours....

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Venice, Florida
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1. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

Were it ME, I would rent a car. I would also drop one night from Dingle and either add it to Galway, or chose a one night, interim stop in either Ennis / Bunratty -- OR -- Cork / Cohb, Kinsale / Blarney in order to add sites and 'break up' one of the two longest drives.

ma
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2. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

Awesome...thank you!

Which are the two longest drives?

Edited: 11 December 2017, 19:53
Venice, Florida
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3. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

Is it 10 days, total? Presuming you are flying out of Dublin? You'll need to spend your last night nearer the airport than Galway.

If Self-Drive is NOT an option:

On arrival to Dublin Airport, take the Express Bus to Galway. Spend 3 nights

Day1: Galway city.

Day 2: EITHER Connemara Tour OR Cliffs of Moher / Burren Tour.

Day 3: Inishmore (Aran Islands Tour).

Day 4: Bus to Killarney, via Limerick and see Killarney. Spend 3 nights

Day 5: Ring of Kerry Tour OR Gap of Dunloe Tour.

Day 6: Dingle Tour

Day 7: Bus or Train to Kilkenny. Two nights.

Day 9: Bus or Train to Dublin. Spend remaining time.

This routing could also work with self-drive -- except spend 1 night (of Killarney time) in Dingle, if you wish.

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4. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

Answered your other question first.

However, as above but take both nights from Dingle, do the peninsula as a tour from Killarney and have 3 days Killarney and 3 days Galway.

Kilkenny, without a car, do a day trip from Dublin, that adds a night to Dublin and use the other Kilkenny night for the last night in Shannon before your flight home

3 nights Dublin,

3 nights Killarney

3 nights Galway

1 night Shannon

ma
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5. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

Awesome...thank you!

Can fly into Dublin and out of Shannon or Dublin. Will be making flight reservations soon.

ma
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6. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

Yes, 10 nights total....

Ireland
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7. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

Rent a car and see exactly what you want to see and at your own pace.

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8. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

If you haven't even settled on flights or mode of transport, yet -- Start here:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g186…

https:/…12951183

Whitney, Texas
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9. Re: Our 10 day Itinerary .How would you do it. Help~first timer

ok, another opinion here...do not drop any time from Dingle, it's gorgeous and well worth your time....if you can fly into Dublin and out Shannon leave your plan just as you have it......do agree to rent a car.....

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