8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Dublin
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Galway
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Limerick
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Killarney
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Cork
— 1 night
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Dublin
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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.
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 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or 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

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Galway

— 2 nights

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.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Galway trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Limerick

— 1 night
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 bus from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a 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 · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Killarney

— 1 night
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.

Take a bus from Limerick to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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

Nature · Parks
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Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

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 bus from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. 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

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Dublin

— 1 night

Fair City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Trinity College Dublin. On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Ireland travel guide

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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.