8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Riyadh

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.
Dublin is known for breweries, museums, sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In October in Dublin, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, stop by Kinsale Crystal, then view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kinsale trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Kinsale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, then look for gifts at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, and finally get great views at Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dingle custom trip planner.

Getting from Kinsale to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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