8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kinsale
— 1 day
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Ballyvaughan
— 1 night
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Galway
— 2 nights

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tee off at Old Head Golf Links, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kinsale travel planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Kinsale is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get slightly colder in Kinsale: highs are around 62°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Golf · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
The English Market ©
The English Market

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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 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Killarney visit planner.

Getting from Kinsale to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
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Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, stop by Burren Perfumery, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ballyvaughan trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Ballyvaughan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. June in Ballyvaughan sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
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Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery

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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): walk around Eyre Square, then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, then get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and finally cruise along Wild Atlantic Way. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, make a trip to Quay Street, find something for the whole family at Galway City Karting, then admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and finally deepen your understanding at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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