8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 1 night
2
Galway
— 2 nights
3
Limerick
— 1 night
4
Killarney
— 1 night
5
Cork
— 1 night
6
Dublin
— 1 night

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night
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.
Powerscourt Gardens and House has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder website.

Barcelona, 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Dublin is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology ©

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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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oughterard
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Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

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Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then trek along Ballyhoura Walking Trails.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Limerick day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Limerick are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Ballyhoura Walking Trails ©
Ballyhoura Walking Trails

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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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip builder site.

Drive from Limerick to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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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.
To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

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Dublin

Dublin ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Trinity College Dublin. On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Grafton Street.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin route builder app.

Getting from Cork to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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