8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel tool.

Valletta, Malta to Dublin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Valletta in May, with highs in Dublin at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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 6th (Fri), get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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.