8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then stop by Records and Relics.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cork itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cork is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cork due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in December: highs in Cork hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Shopping
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Records and Relics ©
Records and Relics

1
night
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 8th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

St. Mary's Collegiate Church
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St Marys Cathedral ©
St Marys Cathedral
St. Mary's Collegiate Church ©
St. Mary's Collegiate Church

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Portmarnock Beach and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Kilmainham Gaol and Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House) will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin holiday planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in December, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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