8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Guinness Storehouse. For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or Boulevard Gallery. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography, look for gifts at James Joyce Cultural Centre, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online travel planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dublin. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, thencontemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, explore the galleries of National Craft Gallery, thenstop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Killarney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. 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

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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, thenstroll through Burren way, and then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor trip planner.

Drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, browse the eclectic array of goods at Galway Market, and then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Galway journey builder website.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to 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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