8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 1 night
End: Dublin

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and National Gallery of Ireland. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, browse the different shops at Fallon & Byrne, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Boulevard Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dublin road trip app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dublin. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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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.
On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, examine the collection at Reginald's Tower, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, view the masterpieces at The Blackbird Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at National Craft Gallery, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Reginald's Tower
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip builder website .

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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. On the 3rd (Mon), stop by The Celtic T Shirt Shop, then hike along Burren way, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor day trip planning website .

You can drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Celtic T Shirt Shop
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren way ©
Burren way
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, hunt for treasures at Galway Market, and then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
Galway Market ©
Galway Market

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