8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland visit planner

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Fly
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Newark

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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.
Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at The Paddocks Riding Centre and The Wicklow Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: James Joyce Tower & Museum (in Dun Laoghaire) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hawkeye School of Falconry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and finally stroll through Mayfield Birds of Prey.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny visit planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Doolin

— 1 night
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Doolin trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Doolin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Doolin are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.