8 days in Ireland & Sao Miguel Itinerary

8 days in Ireland & Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 1 day
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Gallery of Photography. Guinness Storehouse and James Joyce Cultural Centre will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

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Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Dublin is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
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 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planning app.

You can drive from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
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Cork, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, view the masterpieces at Rohan Reilly Photography, browse the exhibits of The Gallery Kinsale, then browse the exhibits of The Boathouse Gallery, and finally stop by Kinsale Crystal.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cork day trip planning website.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cork are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 1 day
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cork to Ponta Delgada takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cork in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Ponta Delgada: highs are around 22°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Ireland travel guide

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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.

Sao Miguel travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Gardens
Green Island
Known as The Green Island, Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine islands of Azores and is considered a natural paradise. These islands were discovered in the 15th century and, according to myth, are reputed to be part of the lost empire of Atlantis. Sao Miguel's most prominent feature is a set of twin lakes, one of which is blue and the other green. Visitors also enjoy the island's park, golf courses, beaches, mountains, marina, and ocean views. Stop for a look at the city's monuments and architecture, and experience the cobbled streets lined with a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes.