8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + bus:  16​h
1
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Nashville

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Escape the urban bustle at Torc Mountain Walk and Killarney National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Cobh Cathedral and Macroom Castle Visitor Information. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story (in Cobh), Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral and get great views at Moll's Gap.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary planner .

Nashville, USA to Killarney is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect nights in Killarney to be a bit cooler, around 52°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Macroom Castle Visitor Information, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Sinead Lough Ceramics, then get engrossed in the history at Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and finally step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Riasc, take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dun Chaoin Pier
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Riasc ©
Riasc

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and then steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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