8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dingle
— 1 night
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Doolin
— 1 night
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): cruise along Dingle Peninsula, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle vacation maker site.

Cork to Dingle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Doolin

— 1 night
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Caher Bridge Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

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Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. July in Doolin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Dublin

— 4 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.
You've now added Bord Failte to your itinerary. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip site.

You can drive from Doolin to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

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.