8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Kinsale
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Seattle

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale day trip site .

Seattle, USA to Kinsale is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Kinsale, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Shopping, #Museums
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Giles Norman Photography Gallery ©
Giles Norman Photography Gallery

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, look for gifts at NU goldsmith, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stop by The Little Cheese Shop, and finally look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the range of quality goods at Strand House Cafe, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, shop like a local with The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally stop by Sweet Pea Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner .

Drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

#Shopping, #Tours, #Adventure

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Penny's Pottery
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John Weldon Jewellers ©
John Weldon Jewellers
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at Kenny Woollen Mills Shop, then look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Liscannor travel planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Lahinch
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop

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days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grafton Street and Trinity College Dublin. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and look for gifts at Sheridans.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder site .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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