8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Kinsale
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
3
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, then learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale tour planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kinsale is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In January, Kinsale is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Breweries
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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Mead Co ©
Kinsale Mead Co

1
night
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, explore the world behind art at Butler Gallery, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery Corner.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Breweries Nightlife Historic Sites
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Brewery Corner ©
Brewery Corner
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Capuchin Friary ©
Capuchin Friary

4
nights
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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