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7 Day Travel Itineraries in Ireland

Are you looking to book a seven-day holiday in Ireland? Whether you want to walk the Kerry Way or explore the Wild Atlantic Way, we've got plenty of ideas to help you plan your trip. 

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Our top itineraries for an unforgettable week in Ireland

We've picked two of the best itineraries that will take you through Ireland's most popular destinations in one week. They’re perfect for the first-time traveller, covering everything from the Ring of Kerry to Dublin’s most famous sights.

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Dublin - See the statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall red-brick townhouses, colourful doors and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. 
  • Cliffs of Moher - Savour the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast.
  • Ring of Kerry - There is plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly-coloured farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View.
  • Blarney - This picturesque village is home to a medieval fortress and the famous Blarney Stone, which — according to Irish folklore — imparts the ‘gift of the gab’ to anyone who kisses it.
  • Kilkenny - Discover the town, visit the castle, and explore the Kilkenny Design Centre, or simply wander through the city’s charming streets.

Discover the full itinerary here: Irish Escape

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Dublin -  Enjoy a sightseeing tour with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the city’s stately Georgian Squares.
  • Galway - See the stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some time exploring its colourful facades.
  • Limerick - View the 13th-century King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone.
  • Ring of Kerry - See Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the coastal village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland without electricity and telephone networks.
  • New Ross - See the monument to John F. Kennedy who travelled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Then, visit the three-masted famine ship, Dunbrody, to gain insights into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who fled the famine during the 1800s.

Discover the full itinerary here: Irish Highlights

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Best Ireland walking holidays

Looking to explore Ireland on foot? Prepare for an amazing walking tour using these two sample itineraries to plan your trip. 

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Enniskerry to Roundwood - The walk goes along the impressive Powerscourt Estate and over Djouce Mountain with views of the Guinness Estate. 
  • Roundwood to Laragh - A short, steep walk along a country road is followed by a mountain section. Get ready to see amazing vistas of Glendalough Valley as you descend into the Glenmacnass Valley. 
  • Glendalough Monastic Site & Spink Loop Walk - This spectacular site features a round tower and several churches. From the monastic site, walk to the upper lake and onward to the miner's village.  The walk goes along a mountain ridge with fantastic views of the glaciated valley and monastic site.
  • Laragh to Glenmalure - Go higher up the mountain until you reach a boggy saddle between Mullacor and Lugduff. Ireland's longest valley lies below looking as picturesque as a postcard. 
  • Glenmalure to Moyne - First ascent to the top of Slieve Maan then pass the Iron Bridge before the last big climb to Ballyteige.

Discover the full itinerary here: Wicklow Way - Self Guided - 7 Day

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Killarney to Black Valley - The trail winds through the Black Valley, a truly wild and isolated area known for its outstanding natural beauty. Be sure to stop at Muckross House and Torc Waterfall along the way.
  • Black Valley to Glencar - From the Black Valley, the trail travels south of the MacGillicuddy Reeks through Lough Acoose and finishes in Glencar.
  • Glencar to Glenbeigh - Follow the Caragh River and then through Lickeen Forest to finish in Glenbeigh, known as "The Jewel in the Ring of Kerry", hidden away in the surrounding Seefin Mountains.

Discover the full itinerary here: The Kerry Way - 5 Days

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Seven-day winter in Ireland itinerary ideas

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Ireland. You can avoid the high-season tourist crowds, tuck into traditional, hearty dishes, and perhaps get some great off-season deals. If you’re looking to explore Ireland during the colder months, check out these itineraries to kick-start your travel plans.

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Dublin - Stroll through statue-lined O’Connell Street, admire the city’s elegant Georgian squares, and visit Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
  • Galway - Enjoy this popular seaside destination with its buzzing cosmopolitan centre, colourful shops and vibrant café and pub culture. 
  • Giant's Causeway - Visit the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea.
  • Belfast - Visit the city’s top attractions, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen’s University. 
  • Carlingford - Visit this town on the Cooley Peninsula, known for its oyster farms and striking medieval buildings.

Discover the full itinerary here: North of Ireland Escape

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Dublin - Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin and take in O’Connell Street, Grafton Street and the city's magnificent rows of stately Georgian townhomes. 
  • Dingle Peninsula - Stop at the Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Travel to the town of Dingle and ride along the beautiful Slea Head Drive, where some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes are found.
  • Tullamore and Kilbeggan - The ancient towns of Tullamore and Kilbeggan have long been associated with the whiskey industry. During a visit to one of these historic distilleries, learn the process of whiskey-making and enjoy a tasting of the final product.
  • Kingscourt - Top your trip off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle, set on 100 acres of gorgeous parkland and gardens.

Discover the full itinerary here: Irish Splendor

Check out more seven-day winter itineraries in Ireland on TourRadar.

40,000 interlocking basalt formations at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
40,000 interlocking basalt formations at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Temple Bar, Dublin
Temple Bar, Dublin

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Dublin
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