9 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bunratty, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary planner.

Asheville, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Asheville to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asheville in September, expect nights in Reykjavik to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are cooler, around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublin Castle. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue, stroll around St Stephens Green, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip website.

Fly from Reykjavik to Dublin in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Bunratty, Ireland

— 1 night
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get outside with Dromoland Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bunratty tour itinerary app.

Drive from Dublin to Bunratty in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Bunratty sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 1 night

Marble City

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 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden. On the next day, walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, then contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.