8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Drive
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Westport
— 1 night
Drive
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Achill Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Shannon Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Doolin
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Doolin
— 1 night
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Lisdoonvarna
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 1 night
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Sneem
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Westport

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 14th (Fri), appreciate the history behind St. Patrick Statue and then explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Westport trip itinerary planner.

Belfast, UK to Westport is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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1
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Achill Island

Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dugort Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Achill Island trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Keem Bay
Water Body
Keem Bay
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Dugort Beach ©
Beach
Dugort Beach
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Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 17th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, then play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Doolin holiday planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Achill Island to Doolin. In August, daytime highs in Doolin are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisdoonvarna.

Things to do in Doolin

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Lisdoonvarna

Lisdoonvarna is a spa town of 739 people (2011 census) in County Clare in Ireland. On the 18th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Fanore Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisdoonvarna online driving holiday planner.

Lisdoonvarna is just a short distance from Doolin. August in Lisdoonvarna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Lisdoonvarna

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fanore Beach ©
Beach
Fanore Beach
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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Clogher Strand, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dingle day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisdoonvarna to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sneem.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Inch Beach ©
Beach
Inch Beach
4.7
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Aquarium
Dingle Oceanworld
4.2

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Sneem

Sneem is a village situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry), in County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ring of Kerry. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, then appreciate the history behind Charles de Gaulle Memorial, then get outside with Ballaghisheen Pass, and finally browse the exhibits of Brushwood Studios.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sneem trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Sneem in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sneem can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Sneem

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Ring of Kerry ©
Scenic Drive
Ring of Kerry
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Brushwood Studios ©
Art Gallery
Brushwood Studios
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Ballaghisheen Pass ©
Scenic Drive
Ballaghisheen Pass
5.0

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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Sneem to Killarney in 1.5 hours. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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