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Kilkenny — 2 nights

Marble City

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.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny vacation planning tool.

Geneva, Switzerland to Kilkenny is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Geneva in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilkenny: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, look for gifts at Kenny Woollen Mills & Lahinch Art Gallery, then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then make a trip to The Pollock Holes.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Westport.
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Westport — 2 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 20th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House and then identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Jacks Old Cottage, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and finally ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip maker website.

You can drive from Liscannor to Westport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 4 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: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip app.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.