7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkee
— 1 night
Drive
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cork
— 1 night
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Dublin

— 2 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to The Spire, stroll around Phoenix Park, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin visit site.

Valletta, Malta to Dublin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Dublin is cooler than Valletta - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkee.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
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Kilkee

— 1 night
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to The Pollock Holes, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then head outdoors with Dolphinwatch.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kilkee trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkee in 3.5 hours. August in Kilkee sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkee

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kilkee to Dingle in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip planner.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
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Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): gain insight at University College Cork (UCC) and then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork online attractions planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
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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.