8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Drive + Ferry:  7 h
1
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Blarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Bristol

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes House Of Waterford Crystal. On the 5th (Sun), get behind the scenes at House Of Waterford Crystal.

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Bristol, UK to Waterford is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Blarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Tours
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House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal

1
night
Blarney

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens as well as Titanic Experience Cobh. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

For maps and more tourist information, read Blarney trip builder app.

Drive from Waterford to Blarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Titanic Experience Cobh
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney National Park has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip builder.

Traveling by car from Blarney to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Killarney sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher as well as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On the 8th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galway day trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in April, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (12°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay

2
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.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral and then snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Ha'penny Bridge
Ha'penny Bridge

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