8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Naas
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Enniskerry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin tour builder tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dublin. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Naas.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
Naas

Naas ©
Naas is the county town of County Kildare in Ireland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rye River Brewing Company, then head outdoors with Celtic Rider, and then explore the world behind art at Russborough House.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Naas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Naas takes an hour. August in Naas sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Enniskerry.

Things to do in Naas

Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Rye River Brewing Company, Celtic Rider, Russborough House
Highlights from your plan
Russborough House ©
Russborough House

1
night
Enniskerry

Enniskerry ©
A picturesque village in County Wicklow, Enniskerry sits along the Glencullen River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, admire the sheer force of Powerscourt Waterfall, then stop by Powerscourt Demesne, then step into the grandiose world of Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at James Joyce Tower & Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Enniskerry holiday maker app .

Drive from Naas to Enniskerry in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Enniskerry are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Enniskerry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Powerscourt Demesne, James Joyce Tower & Museum, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre ©
James Joyce Tower & Museum ©
James Joyce Tower & Museum

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip planner .

You can drive from Enniskerry to Dingle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Killarney

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

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