8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Cork
— 1 night
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 1 night
5
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Winnipeg

1
night
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 Sin E, St Patrick Street, Cork Vintage Quarter, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then get a taste of local nightlife at Sin E.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cork holiday planning site .

Winnipeg, Canada to Cork is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Cork. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Winnipeg in April, with highs in Cork at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Nightlife Shopping

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork Public Museum ©
Cork Public Museum

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Irish Whiskey Experience, Courtney's Bar, Killarney National Park, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get a taste of local nightlife at Courtney's Bar.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney route website .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
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Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Courtney's Bar ©
Courtney's Bar

1
night
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You've added Irish Crafts - Doolin, Doolin Cave, The Doolin Chocolate Shop, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then look for gifts at The Doolin Chocolate Shop, and finally stop by Irish Crafts - Doolin.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Doolin day trip site .

You can drive from Killarney to Doolin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Doolin Chocolate Shop ©
The Doolin Chocolate Shop
Irish Crafts - Doolin ©
Irish Crafts - Doolin

1
night
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 list of things to see and do now includes Eyre Square Centre, Quay Street, The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, and other attractions. On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Quay Street, buy something for everyone on your list at Eyre Square Centre, look for gifts at The Claddagh Ring Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, and finally stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Galway travel route planner.

Drive from Doolin to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
The Claddagh Ring Museum ©
The Claddagh Ring Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Claddagh Records, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Kilmainham Gaol, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): wander the streets of Grafton Street, stop by Claddagh Records, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dublin using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Dublin, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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