8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Valparaiso

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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel itinerary planner .

Valparaiso, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valparaiso to Dublin is 6 hours. While traveling from Valparaiso, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow 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.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally tee off at Pococke Golf Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, King of the Vikings VR, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR

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