8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Kinsale
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh


1
day
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale travel app .

Chandigarh, India to Kinsale is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Kinsale due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Giles Norman Photography Gallery ©
Giles Norman Photography Gallery
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Killarney itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Peter Cox Photography Gallery ©
Peter Cox Photography Gallery
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then shop like a local with The Carol Cronin Gallery, then look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, and finally stop by John Weldon Jewellers. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, then view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dingle day trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Ventry, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery
Penny's Pottery ©
Penny's Pottery

1
night
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 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library and then wander the streets of Grafton Street. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and then don't miss a visit to O'Connell Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel route website .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Chester Beatty Library ©
Chester Beatty Library

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