7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, then step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Dublin. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Malahide Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Ladies' View, stroll through The Kerry Way, then take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip planning site .

Getting from Dublin to Killarney by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork trip planner .

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Cork, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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