7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— Few hours
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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.
Kids will enjoy Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dublin Zoo, stroll around Phoenix Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip website .

Valletta, Malta to Dublin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Valletta to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in April, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

few
hours
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip builder tool .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in April since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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 18th (Tue), make a trip to Blarney Stone, then steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cork road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)
Blarney Stone ©
Blarney Stone

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Killarney driving holiday app .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in April, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 12°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

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