8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 1 day
Drive
2
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
6
Galway
— 1 night
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Dublin — 1 day

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Sandymount Strand and then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin attractions planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Tramore Beach, explore the galleries of Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally take a stroll around Reginald's Tower.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Waterford tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Waterford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in June since evenings lows in Waterford dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 2 nights

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 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Ballynamona Beach, and then race across the water with Cork Harbour Boat Hire. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then stroll through Inchydoney Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cork itinerary website.

You can drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Limerick.
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Limerick — 1 night

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 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Magic and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Limerick road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cork to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 1 night

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dingle journey tool.

Getting from Limerick to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Galway.
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Galway — 1 night

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, then steep yourself in history at Galway Arts Centre, then explore the activities along Galway Bay, and finally stroll through Salthill Beaches.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galway vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Dingle in June, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Galway. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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