8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
+4
train + foot + tram + Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Westport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

1
night
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Westport vacation planning site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Westport is an approximately 7-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Westport sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Renvyle Castle
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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Westport to Dingle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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 19th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and finally admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and then head outdoors with Ring of Kerry.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney online visit planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Killarney sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
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 21st (Thu), walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny journey planning tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, step into the grandiose world of Malahide Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, then explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, then explore the historical opulence of Trim Castle, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Dublin are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Malahide Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle

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