8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
4
Galway
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 1 night

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.
Rascals Brewing Company has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rascals Brewing Company.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin driving holiday planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kilkenny Castle, Black Abbey, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and other attractions you added. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've now added Ross Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Rock of Cashel, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip planning website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Galway

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Micil Distillery, Galway Cathedral, Salthill Promenade, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, then learn insider's secrets on Micil Distillery, and finally make a trip to Quay Street.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galway journey tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Dublin

— 3 nights

Fair City

You've now added Teeling Whiskey Distillery to your itinerary. See some other sides of Dublin: wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll around Phoenix Park, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.