8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 1 night
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Drogheda
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Athlone
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Doolin
— 1 night
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Limerick
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Dingle
— 1 night
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Dunquin
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Cork
— 1 day
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Cobh
— 1 night
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Waterford
— 1 night
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Dublin
— 1 night
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Dublin — 1 night

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 ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour planner.

Atlanta, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Dublin. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Drogheda.
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Drogheda

Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Drogheda online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Drogheda in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Drogheda are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athlone.
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Athlone

The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Athlone attractions planning site.

You can drive from Drogheda to Athlone in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Doolin.
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Doolin — 1 night

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Doolin trip maker website.

Getting from Athlone to Doolin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You'll set off for Limerick on the 12th (Tue).
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Limerick

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip planner.

Drive from Doolin to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Limerick sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dingle.
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Dingle — 1 night

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dingle trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Dunquin.
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Dunquin

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dunquin tour builder tool.

Dunquin is just a stone's throw from Dingle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will leave for Cork on the 13th (Wed).
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Cork — 1 day

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 (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dunquin to Cork takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cobh.
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Cobh — 1 night

Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cobh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cork to Cobh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cobh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Waterford.
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Waterford — 1 night

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
On the 14th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Kennedy Homestead, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and then stroll around John F. Kennedy Arboretum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford travel route planner.

Getting from Cobh to Waterford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, then snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dublin online travel route planner.

Getting from Waterford to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Waterford in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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