8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
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: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online tour itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Dublin to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) 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 ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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