8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ventry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Clontarf Promenade. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dublin. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Clontarf Promenade ©
Clontarf Promenade

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher, and finally hike along Hag's Head.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor tour planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ventry.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Doolin
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

1
night
Ventry

Ventry ©
Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntrá, is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For maps and more tourist information, read Ventry vacation app .

You can drive from Liscannor to Ventry in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Ventry

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): trek along Old Kenmare Road and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, then stroll through Beara Way, and then immerse yourself in nature at Glanteenassig Wood.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Killarney travel planner .

You can drive from Ventry to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kenmare, Glanteenassig Wood, Beara Way
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

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