8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blanchardstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive

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Dublin

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: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, stroll around Phoenix Park, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dublin. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blanchardstown.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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Blanchardstown

Blanchardstown is a large suburb of Dublin in Fingal, Ireland, located 10 km north-west of the city centre. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a splash at AquaZone.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Blanchardstown travel itinerary planner.

Blanchardstown is just a stone's throw from Dublin. In October, daily temperatures in Blanchardstown can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Blanchardstown

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Kilkenny

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny online attractions planner.

Getting from Blanchardstown to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

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.