8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Foot + Fly:  4​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Foot:  6​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

3
nights
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online vacation planner .

Birmingham, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ferns Castle
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, explore the striking landscape at The Burren, and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk and then head off the coast to Scattery Island.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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