7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cashel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and then explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne, then wander the streets of Grafton Street, and then steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dublin. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, then hike along St. Declan's Way, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cashel trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Dublin to Cashel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cashel

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Cahir Castle, St. Declan's Way
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

1
night
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the 14th (Tue), stop by Kinsale Silver, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, shop like a local with Rohan Reilly Photography, then stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cashel to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Rohan Reilly Photography ©
Rohan Reilly Photography

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Killarney using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Killarney

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dog's Bay Beach, then look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers, and then don't miss a visit to Sky Rd.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Killarney to Clifden by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Clifden

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dog's Bay Beach
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Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

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