8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13 h
1
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  13 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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 see a show at The Crane Lane Theatre. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, steep yourself in history at James Fort, contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ballynamona Beach, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cork journey builder tool.

New York City, USA to Cork is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Cork. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in Cork to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale, Midleton, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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 some laughs in at The Shire Bar & Cafe.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, 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.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Stone Circle
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
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Galway

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

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. 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.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Cong, Michael Davitt Museum, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, The Wormhole
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

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