8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Kerry itinerary builder

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Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Castlegregory
— 1 night
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Kenmare
— 1 night
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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Cork (St. Anne's Church & Cork City Gaol) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Killarney attractions planner.

Dublin to Killarney is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 2nd (Wed), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Castlegregory.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

1
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Castlegregory

Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): play a few rounds at Castlegregory Golf Links, take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Glanteenassig Wood, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Original Kerry Craft Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Castlegregory day trip website.

Castlegregory is just a short distance from Dingle. In September in Castlegregory, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Castlegregory

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

1
night
Kenmare

Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
On the 5th (Sat), get outside with Ring of Kerry, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and then get outside with Ring of Beara.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare road trip planning tool.

Getting from Castlegregory to Kenmare by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.