7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
2
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and then steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online route planner .

Detroit, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Dublin is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, get interesting insight from Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

2
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel and then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny day trip planning website .

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Cashel
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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