8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + bus:  17​h
1
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cashel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kylemore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dublin
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Kansas City


2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Gap of Dunloe and Muckross Abbey. Get in touch with nature at Torc Waterfall and Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ross Island, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney online trip itinerary planner .

Kansas City, USA to Killarney is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Killarney is 6 hours. In May, Killarney is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

1
night
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, pause for some photo ops at Ahenny High Crosses, then contemplate the long history of Athassel Priory, then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cashel online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cashel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cashel are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kylemore.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tipperary, Cahir Castle
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

1
night
Kylemore

Kylemore ©
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kylemore tour app .

Traveling by car from Cashel to Kylemore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cashel in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Kylemore, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kylemore

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Dublin Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and then steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kylemore to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Breweries

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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