8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin — 2 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to St. Michan's Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Dublin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Valletta in June, with highs in Dublin at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Galway — 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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 6th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Ireland's School of Falconry and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Galway holiday planner.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clifden.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Wildlife
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Clifden — 1 night

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sky Road, stroll through Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then bet on a winner at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking.

Before you visit Clifden, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos
Side Trip
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then make a trip to Ladies' View. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Clifden to Killarney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.