8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive to Cork Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Dublin

— 3 nights

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around Phoenix Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin route app.

New Delhi, India to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

Marble City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, and finally look for gifts at Darcys Treasures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver and then learn the tricks of the trade with The Devils Menu.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Classes · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Kinsale

— 1 night
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, stop by Kinsale Crystal, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, and finally stop by Kinsale Silver.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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.