8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bunratty
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ferns Castle and Rothe House and Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip builder site .

Orlando, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get much colder in Kilkenny: highs are around 64°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle, Tintern Abbey, King of the Vikings VR, Hook Lighthouse
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

1
night
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
On the 18th (Sun), tee off at Dromoland Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bunratty journey planning website .

Getting from Kilkenny to Bunratty by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bunratty can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Quin Abbey, Dromoland Castle
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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.
Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bunratty to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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