8 days in Dublin & Killarney Itinerary

8 days in Dublin & Killarney Itinerary

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8 days in Dublin & Killarney Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
End: Dublin

4
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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., walk around Phoenix Park, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Castlegregory Golf Links (in Castlegregory) and Brian de Staic Jeweller (in Dingle). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney route maker.

You can take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Castlegregory Golf Links, Brian de Staic Jeweller
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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