8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland attractions planner
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Fly
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin travel route planner.

Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington in April; daily highs in Dublin reach 53°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, then contemplate the long history of Muckross House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Killarney tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Dublin to Killarney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 1 night

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 20th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

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Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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