8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland route planner

Make it your trip
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive

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Dublin

— 2 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.
Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Fallon & Byrne. Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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 · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

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.
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, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then take 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, then stop 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 · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Killarney

— 1 night
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 bus; 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

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
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Liscannor

— 1 night
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, then stroll 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Galway

— 1 night

City of the Tribes

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

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Ireland travel guide

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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.