8 days in Ireland & North Wales Itinerary

8 days in Ireland & North Wales Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland & North Wales Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ennis, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Holyhead, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Dublin is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. On the 20th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, and finally hike along Hag's Head.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ennis trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Ennis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liscannor, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Scattery Island, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

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 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Ennis to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Holyhead.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
day
Holyhead, United Kingdom

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sea views from South Stack Lighthouse, then join the crowd at Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon, and then pause for some photo ops at War Memorial Holyhead.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Holyhead road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Killarney to Holyhead. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Holyhead

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon
Highlights from your plan
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon ©
Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon

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