8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Drive + Ferry:  7​h
1
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Blarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bristol

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes House Of Waterford Crystal. On the 5th (Sun), get behind the scenes at House Of Waterford Crystal.

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Bristol, UK to Waterford is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Blarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Tours
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House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal

1
night
Blarney

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens as well as Titanic Experience Cobh. On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh and then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

For maps and more tourist information, read Blarney trip builder app .

Drive from Waterford to Blarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Titanic Experience Cobh
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher as well as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip planning app .

Drive from Blarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cliffs of Moher
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay

3
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.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin visit planner .

Drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
St. Michan's Church ©
St. Michan's Church