8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Shannon Airport, Drive to Kilrush
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Kilrush
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kilrush

— 1 night
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Dolphinwatch and then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kilrush trip itinerary app.

Kansas City, USA to Kilrush is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kansas City to Kilrush due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kilrush

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

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Kilkenny

— 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 29th (Fri), make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Rothe House and Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

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Drive from Kilrush to Kilkenny in 3 hours. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Irish Whiskey Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, see the interesting displays at GPO Museum, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

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Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.