8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Newark

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Dublin

— 4 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.
Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at The Paddocks Riding Centre and The Wicklow Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village) and James Joyce Tower & Museum (in Dun Laoghaire). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Racing Tours Ireland.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin road trip website.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

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 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hawkeye School of Falconry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and finally stroll through Mayfield Birds of Prey.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny visit planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Doolin

— 1 night
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Doolin trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Doolin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Doolin are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

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.