8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland attractions planner

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Train to Terminus Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Kilkenny
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 1 night
Fly
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Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kilkenny

— 1 night

Marble City

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 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

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Ottawa, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Kilkenny, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ottawa in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kilkenny, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Killarney online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dingle travel route planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Dublin

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Chester Beatty and GPO Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin vacation builder.

You can fly from Dingle to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dingle in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.