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10 Days In Ireland: 56 Different Itineraries To Choose From

10 Days In Ireland: 56 Different Itineraries To Choose From

Yes, we have 56 different 10 day Ireland itinerary guides for you to choose from…

Why 56 you ask?!

The reason for this is that we’ve covered every (we hope…) possible want or need you could have.

Each of our 10 day guides:

  • Has been meticulously planned
  • Follows logical routes we’re confident you’ll love
  • Has a detailed hour-by-hour itinerary
  • Makes planning a trip to Ireland easy

In the guide below, you can pick a 10 day Ireland itinerary based on:

10 days in Ireland itinerary

Please take 15 seconds to read the graphic above as it’ll help you pick the most suitable Ireland itinerary down below!

As you can see, we have 10 day Ireland itinerary guides that cover every angle we could think of.

All you need to do to find your perfect itinerary is read the section below carefully.

 

How to browse our Ireland in 10 days itineraries

The handiest way to browse our itineraries is to select, from the list below, where you’re starting your road trip from/near.

We’ve used the main entry points to Ireland for those of you flying in or arriving by ferry.

Simply click one of the start points below and you’ll be taken to 10 days in Ireland itineraries that start at that location:

10 days in Ireland from Dublin

An overview of this itinerary

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If you’re looking to explore Ireland in 10 days and you’re starting from County Dublin, this section is for you.

There are two sections below, split depending on how you plan on getting around Ireland.

As we explained in this graphic, ‘Fast Trips’ are for those of you looking to see/do as much as possible and who don’t mind moving hotel regularly and ‘Slow Trips’ are ones where you’ll move accommodation as little as possible.

For those of you with a car

For those of you using public transport

 

An overview of the route from Dublin

Trinity College

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If you’re starting your 10 day Ireland itinerary in Dublin, the route above is hard to beat.

Although it varies slightly depending on how you’re getting around Ireland, both the car rental and the public transport itineraries take in many of Ireland’s top sights.

Over the course of your 10 days in Ireland you’ll:

 

10 days in Ireland from Shannon

 
Who this itinerary will suit

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If you’re looking for a 10 day Ireland itinerary that kicks-off in Shannon, this section should tickle your fancy.

We’ve split up the different itineraries to ones for those of you using a car and ones for those of you that aren’t.

As we mentioned in this graphic, our fast 10 days in Ireland itineraries are for those of you looking to explore as much as possible and who don’t mind moving about a lot.

Our slow itineraries are ones where you’ll move accommodation as little as is physically possible.

For those of you with a car

For those of you using public transport

 

An overview of the route from Shannon

Limerick City walks

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A lot of people start their 10 day Ireland itinerary from Shannon due to the convenience of flying into Shannon Airport.

One of the benefits of starting from here is that you’re kicking off your 10 days in Ireland a stone’s throw from some of the country’s most popular attractions

If you follow our route from Shannon, you’ll:

 

Ireland itinerary 10 days from Belfast

An overview of this itinerary

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Anther great way to tackle Ireland in 10 days is to fly/get the ferry into Belfast and take it from there.

Belfast is a great starting point for a road trip as you can explore the Antrim Coast before continuing on to Derry and Donegal.

Like we explain in this graphic, we split up our itineraries below into two sections – 1 section is for those using a car and the other is for those that aren’t.

For those of you with a car

For those of you using public transport

 

An overview of the route from Belfast

Dunluce Castle

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This 10 day Ireland itinerary is one of my favourites in this guide as it takes in some of the most scenic parts of the country.

You’ll kick things off by spinning along the Antrim Coast, with a whole host of stops to choose from along the way.

If you follow our route from Belfast, you’ll:

 

10 days in Ireland from Rosslare

An overview of this itinerary

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If you’re spending 10 days in Ireland and you’re arriving into the ferry terminal at Rosslare, we’ve plenty of itineraries ready for you.

Now, as was the case with the ones above, we’ve split them into 2; 1 section is for those of you with a car and another for those of you using public transport.

If you’re wondering what ‘Fast Trips’ and ‘Slow Trips’ are, refer to this graphic at the top of the guide.

For those of you with a car

For those of you using public transport

 

An overview of the route from Wexford

Charles Fort

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Now, this 10 day Ireland itinerary varies a lot depending on whether or not you’re getting around in a car.

The public transport around some of the more remote parts of Wexford, in particular, are what causes there to be such a contrast in the different itineraries.

If you follow our route from Wexford, you’ll:

 

10 days in Ireland from Cork

An overview of this itinerary

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Our 10 day Ireland itinerary guides that kick off in Cork take in some of the best that Ireland has to offer.

You can choose (or opt out of) some magnificent walking trails, soak up spectacular scenery and step back in time at heritage sites.

These are some of our more popular 10 days in Ireland itineraries. As usual, we’ve split them up for those of you with a car and for those of you without one.

For those of you with a car

For those of you using public transport

 

An overview of the route from Cork

Cork Gaol

Photo left: The Irish Road Trip. Others: Shutterstock

Cork is a great starting point for a road trip. At the start of the trip, you can spend a bit of time in the city before moving into the wilds of West Cork.

Our itineraries from Cork then take you around the coast, into Kerry and up towards Limerick before heading to Dublin and back to Cork.

If you follow our route from Cork, you’ll see:

 

Ireland in 10 days from Knock

An overview of this itinerary

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Although there likely won’t be a huge number of people looking for a 10 day Ireland itinerary that starts in Knock, we felt it important to include it as a start-point.

I can safely say that the public transport road trips from Knock were very tricky to research and map out, however, it was worth it.

Below, you can pick a 10 days in Ireland itinerary kicking off in Mayo based on trip speed, your fitness and how you’ll get around (we explain how to browse the itineraries in this graphic).

For those of you with a car

For those of you using public transport

 

An overview of the route from Knock

Strandhill

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If your 10 day Ireland itinerary kicks-off in Knock, you’re in luck – Mayo is home to an endless number of adventure opportunities.

Now, the public transport itineraries vs the car itineraries vary a fair bit due to the lack of buses and trains in places, but both versions pack a punch.

If you follow our route from Knock, you’ll:

 

10 days in Ireland from Donegal

An overview of this itinerary

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The last of our 10 day Ireland itinerary guides kicks off in Donegal.

This was by far the hardest one to map out for public transport and as a result the itineraries vary a lot.

As always, we’ve split the different itineraries up into sections for those of you with a car and for those without.

For those of you with a car

For those of you using public transport

 

An overview of the route from Donegal

Horn Head

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The route from Donegal for those of you driving is a peach. You’ll see parts of the county that rarely make it into tourist guidebooks and you’ll see many of Donegal’s historic sites.

You’ll then move into Sligo before heading to Mayo, Galway and beyond. For those of you using public transport, the route is very different due to Donegal’s poor public transport.

If you follow our route from Donegal, you’ll:

  • Explore some of the best things to do in Donegal
  • Soak up some of Sligo’s finest views
  • See the Connemara coast
  • Much more
 

FAQs about exploring Ireland in 10 days

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Is 10 days in Ireland enough?’ to ‘What route should I follow?’.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

Is 10 days in Ireland too long?

No. If anything, it’s no where near enough. Although Ireland is small in comparison to the likes of the US, there’s endless things to see and do scattered right the way across the island. 10 days will only scratch the surface.

What to do in Ireland for 10 days?

This will depend on whether you want a a busy or an easy 10 day Ireland itinerary. You could see a lot of Ireland in 10 days, but you’d be driving constantly. You’re best off following one of our itineraries in this guide.

Where to spend 10 days in Ireland?

Again, this depends on you and what you want to see and do. If you follow our route from Dublin, Belfast or Shannon in this guide, you won’t go wrong.

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Beth O'Hara

Tuesday 31st of January 2023

Hi Keith -

From one O'Hara to another, just saying a quick thanks for the helpful site and information for Ireland! We are planning our (belated) honeymoon (thanks COVID)!

Beth

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