8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland attractions planner

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Cork
— 1 day
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ballyvaughan
— 1 night
Drive
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Wexford
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Cork

— 1 day

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 13th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cork, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Cork is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

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Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, kick back and relax at Banna Strand, and then stroll through Inch Beach. On your second day here, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, then make a trip to Ladies' View, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ballyvaughan

— 1 night
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ballyvaughan trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Ballyvaughan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wexford

— 1 night
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ballyheigue Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wexford trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Ballyvaughan to Wexford in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dublin

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dublin when traveling from Wexford in February, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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.