8 days in Dublin, County Kerry & Cork Itinerary

8 days in Dublin, County Kerry & Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland itinerary planner

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 3 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Temple Bar, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dublin online trip itinerary maker.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Dublin is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Dublin, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in December, you will find days in Dublin are colder (10°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Killarney Falconry, contemplate the long history of Muckross House, and then sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Killarney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Cork

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Annie Moore Monument, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally stroll around President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cork journey tool.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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County Kerry travel guide

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National Parks · Gardens · Nightlife
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.