8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ballyvaughan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: London

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.
Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trinity College Dublin. There's much more to do: make a trip to Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London in August, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Dunmore Cave, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally walk around Kilkenny Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Dunmore Cave
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

2
nights
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 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Innisfallen Island, then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Killarney holiday website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Innisfallen Island ©
Innisfallen Island

1
night
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ballyvaughan day trip site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Ballyvaughan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Fanore Beach, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations
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Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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