8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 1 day
Drive
3
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive
4
Killarney
— 1 day
Drive
5
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive
6
Clifden
— Few hours
Drive
7
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Get outdoors at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse and get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Tampa, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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1
day
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 28th (Mon): stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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1
night
Dublin

Fair City

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning app.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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1
day
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Irish Whiskey Experience. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then get outside with Ballaghisheen Pass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney online route builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Killarney sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

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1
night
Dublin

Fair City

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin journey website.

Drive from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Killarney in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 36°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Clifden

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 30th (Wed), stop by Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shop, then stroll through Mannin Bay Blueway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Clifden trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Clifden in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

1
night
Dublin

Fair City

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at GPO Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dublin day trip app.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums
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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.