8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 4 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: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, stroll around Phoenix Park, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally stop by Darcys Treasures. On the next day, shop like a local with Valerie Walshe Contemporary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, and finally play a few rounds at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip website.

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 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Golf · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.