7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Madrid

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cleo Knitwear and DESIGNYARD. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery, and look for gifts at The Decent Cigar Emporium.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder.

Madrid, Spain to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and car ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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.
On the 30th (Fri), stop by Glasrai Goodies, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, and finally stop by Kittys cabin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glasrai Goodies
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Glasrai Goodies ©
Glasrai Goodies
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Kittys cabin ©
Kittys cabin

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 1st (Sat), look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get great views at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): stop by The Little Cheese Shop, look for gifts at Strand house, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, then stop by Sweet Pea Gift Shop, and finally stop by Dingle Record Shop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dingle vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Holden Leathergoods ©
Holden Leathergoods
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

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