8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: New York City

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, stroll around St Stephens Green, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

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New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Dublin to be cooler, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

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Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, then trek along Hag's Head, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden and then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project.

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Drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkee Cliff Walk, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Scattery Island
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

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