8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Fly
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Dublin
— 1 night
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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.
On the 19th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then walk around St Stephens Green, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Casablanca, Morocco to Dublin is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Casablanca in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

Before you visit Kilkenny, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Cork

— 1 night

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 22nd (Fri): explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral.

Plan my day in Cork using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Killarney travel website.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April in Killarney, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
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Dublin

— 1 night

Fair City

On the 24th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, make a trip to Merrion Square, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Killarney to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

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Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.