8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Tallahassee

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny itinerary maker tool .

Tallahassee, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Tallahassee in October: highs in Kilkenny hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, then steep yourself in history at James Fort, then view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale online trip builder .

Getting from Kilkenny to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Museums, #Shopping, #Parks
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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
James Fort ©
James Fort

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, then contemplate the long history of Irish Famine Cottages, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, The Great Blasket Centre and Island
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St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Patrick's Cathedral and James Joyce Cultural Centre. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin vacation planning site .

Getting from Dingle to Dublin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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