8 days in Dublin & Cork Itinerary

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— 4 nights
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Cork
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Dublin — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Kilkenny Castle. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Thomastown (Jerpoint Park & Jerpoint Abbey) and Medieval Mile Museum (in Kilkenny). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, and get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

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Barcelona, Spain to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Dublin. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Cork.
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Cork — 3 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic Experience Cobh and Cork City Gaol. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Blarney Castle & Gardens and St Colman’s Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton) and Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, Spike Island, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cork online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cork takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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