8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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1
Dublin
— 2 nights
2
Clifden
— 1 night
3
Doolin
— Few hours
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
5
Kilkenny
— 1 night
6
Howth
— 1 night

2
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of 14 Henrietta Street, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, and then steep yourself in history at Castletown House.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin online itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In May, Dublin is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castletown House, St. Michael's Church
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
National Library of Ireland ©
National Library of Ireland

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mannin Bay Blueway, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Hehirs Of Clifden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Connemara Heritage and History Centre.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Clifden day trip app.

Drive from Dublin to Clifden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kylemore
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
Connemara Heritage and History Centre ©
Connemara Heritage and History Centre

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hours
Doolin

Doolin
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Doolin day trip app.

Drive from Clifden to Doolin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Doolin, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife
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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. On the 5th (Tue), rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Moher Cottage, make a trip to The Pollock Holes, identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): get outside with Wild Kitchen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Senan's Church, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Irish Rural Life.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary builder app.

Liscannor is just a stone's throw from Doolin. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kilrush, Doughmore Bay, The Pollock Holes, Spanish Point Beach, Wild Kitchen
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Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay
Wild Kitchen ©
Wild Kitchen
The Museum of Irish Rural Life ©
The Museum of Irish Rural Life

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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 7th (Thu), stroll through Nore Valley Walking Route, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, then browse for treasures at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, and finally play a few rounds at Kilkenny Golf Club.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Kilkenny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Howth.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Parks · Golf
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Nore Valley Walking Route ©
Nore Valley Walking Route
St. John the Evangelist Church ©
St. John the Evangelist Church
Kilkenny Golf Club ©
Kilkenny Golf Club

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night
Howth

Howth ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Howth Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Howth trip builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Howth in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in May since evenings lows in Howth dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Howth

Historic Sites
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Howth Lighthouse ©
Howth Lighthouse

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