8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Galway
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre, stroll around St Stephens Green, then walk around Phoenix Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary maker site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Dublin is 6 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in August, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then take in the exciting artwork at National Craft Gallery, and finally stroll around Kilkenny Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip website.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then walk around Phoenix Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin sightseeing planner.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then get interesting insight from Hillwalk Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Eyre Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galway route tool.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Ashford Castle
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Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

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