8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Shannon, Bus to Cork
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Bus to Shannon, Fly to New York City

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Cork — 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Your day by day itinerary now includes University College Cork (UCC), The Crane Lane Theatre, Cork Arms, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Wed), deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC), browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, join in the after-dark buzz at Sin E, then get a taste of local nightlife at Cork Arms, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at The Crane Lane Theatre. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, steep yourself in history at James Fort, steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ballynamona Beach, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cork online tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Cork is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Cork due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Cork are little chillier (50°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Nightlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Shire Bar & Cafe as well as Courtney's Bar. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park and then get a taste of local nightlife at Courtney's Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Cathedral, trek along The Kerry Way, then contemplate the long history of Stone Circle, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Shire Bar & Cafe.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Fun & Games
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Galway — 2 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bierhaus Galway as well as O'Connor's Famous Pub. On the 25th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at O'Connor's Famous Pub. On your second day here, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, get answers to all your questions at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, then see the interesting displays at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Bierhaus Galway.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planning site.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in November, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 47°F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.
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