8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 2 nights
2
Cork
— 1 night
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
4
Kilfenora
— 1 night
5
Galway
— 1 night

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 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, thensee the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story ©

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, thentake an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, thensteep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cork holiday planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore hidden gems such as Gallarus Oratory and Leacanabuaile Fort. Get some historical perspective at Minard Castle and Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilfenora.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Mount Brandon, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle

1
night
Kilfenora

Kilfenora ©
Kilfenora is a village and a civil parish in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then examine the collection at Michael Cusack Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kilfenora trip website.

Drive from Dingle to Kilfenora in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kilfenora can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilfenora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Michael Cusack Centre, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Highlights from your plan
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Michael Cusack Centre ©
Michael Cusack Centre

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kilfenora to Galway takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Galway are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum ©
The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum

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