8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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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: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin online travel route builder.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Dublin reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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— 2 nights

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 24th (Sat), explore the galleries of Rothe House and Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip site.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Doolin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Doolin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Doolin, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Ireland travel guide

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.