8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Dublin

3
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 museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dublin. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
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.
On the 27th (Mon), do a tasting at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, then enjoy some diversion at South East Ireland, then take in the exciting artwork at The Blackbird Gallery, and finally stroll around Kilkenny Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Fun & Games Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY ©
VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY

1
night
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip planning website .

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kinsale are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Strand Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor travel planner .

You can drive from Kinsale to Liscannor in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Miltown Malbay
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

1
night
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, make a trip to Saint Mary's Well, then admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, then make a trip to Moyne Abbey, and finally make a trip to Gore Knox Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ballina itinerary planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Ballina in 3 hours. Traveling from Liscannor in January, you will find days in Ballina are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moyne Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Gore Knox Monument ©
Gore Knox Monument

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