7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 1 night
Drive

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Dublin

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Visit Sandycove Beach and Sandymount Strand for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and don't miss a visit to The Spire.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dublin. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

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Cork

Rebel City

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a stroll through St Patrick Street, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and then head off the coast to Spike Island.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cork itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cork sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and then steep yourself in history at St James' Church. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cork to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then go for a walk through Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Doolin trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Cork travel guide

4.3
Castles · Specialty Museums · Islands
Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.

County Kerry travel guide

4.5
National Parks · Gardens · Scenic Drive
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.

County Clare travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.