8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Orlando

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Spire, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner .

Orlando, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Drive from Dublin to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, then make a trip to Ladies' View, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney travel planner .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

2
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 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny attractions app .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Rock of Cashel
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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