7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty. Head to Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centrefor some retail therapy. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Bru na Boinne in Donore--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online journey maker .

Houston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
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 29th (Fri), examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cork day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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