8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Jerusalem

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.
Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin will appeal to history buffs. Temple Bar and James Joyce Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, look for gifts at Kevin & Howlin, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin vacation builder.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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 19th (Wed), stop by Darcys Treasures, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Design Centre Ltd, and finally stop by Kilkenny Crystal.

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

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Darcys Treasures ©
Darcys Treasures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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.
On the 20th (Thu), stop by Giles Norman Photography, stop by Kinsale Silver, look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, stop by Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver

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 21st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, stop by Holden Leathergoods, look for gifts at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop, stop by Strand house, then look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally stop by Dingle Record Shop.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip builder.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 17°C, while at night they dip 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
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

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