Ireland Travel Guide


Get ready to travel to Ireland! Known for its friendly and welcoming people, Ireland's cities have much to offer and its countryside is just as delightful. Whether you want to adventure through Dublin, road trip to small towns and the rugged Atlantic coastline, or explore historic castle and abbeys, there’s certainly something for everyone in this lovely country. 


Official Language(s): Irish and English

Capital City: Dublin

Population: 5 million

Currency: Euro 

Electrical Outlet: Type G

Cliffs of Moher
Ireland is a popular destination on many travelers’ wish lists, for a good reason. This country is a joy to explore, with stunning landscapes, friendly and welcoming people, and ancient historical sites. Don’t let it’s small size fool you…there is a lot to see and do here. On this 10 day Ireland itinerary, tour the highlights of this country.

Places to Go in Ireland

Drive the Ring of Kerry, hike along the Cliffs of Moher, spend some time in Dublin, and road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is often included with a visit to Ireland. Here are a few things to see and do in Northern Ireland. 

Europe Travel Inspiration & Practical Info

Do you dream of visiting world-class cities like Paris, Barcelona, or Venice? Or would you rather hike the Alps, go on a scenic train ride, explore the beautiful beaches and coastal towns in southern Europe, visit fairytale towns and castles, island hop in Greece, or go on an unforgettable road trip in northern Europe?

In this article we list 25 ways to spend one week in Europe. 

Top Experiences in Ireland

Dublin. In Dublin, visiting Grafton Street, seeing the ancient Book of Kells, touring the Guinness Storehouse, and enjoying the Temple Bar area are just a few exciting things Ireland’s capital has to offer. 

Old Library of Trinity College. Home to the Book of Kells, this library holds tours to see its old library and interesting Dark Ages documents and history. 

Guinness Storehouse. The Disneyland for beer lovers, this is the place to learn everything you could want to know about Ireland's famous Guinness pint. 

Skellig Michael. Skellig Michael is a rugged, remote island located just off the western coast of Ireland with stone pathways and amazing views where you can climb stairs to the top, walk through a monastery, and see wonderful structures built by Christian monks hundreds of years in the past. 

Ring of Kerry. In one day, you can drive through miles of green, rolling hills, explore colorful, Irish towns, and see a fantastic stretch of the country. 

Cliffs of Moher. A wild, rugged, beautiful Irish coastline, the Cliffs of Moher have many hiking trails that show off the beauty of this Irish landscape. 

Dingle Peninsula. Full of scenic drives, stunning coastal scenery, and one of Ireland’s most colorful towns, you can drive along this peninsula and its mountain passes to beaches, the coast, and Dingle town. 

Hore Abbey. A gorgeous, uncrowded gem, Hore Abbey is an amazing ancient monastery dating back to the 13th century that can be a short but worthwhile part of your trip. 

Best Time to Visit Ireland

Anytime from April to September provides the best weather to experience Ireland, due to longer days and median temperatures.

Traveling in winter months means more dreary weather that can make sightseeing less radiant, but it doesn’t largely affect city experiences and lessens the crowds.

Whenever you go, be prepared for rain and take many types of layers so you can be comfortable as the temperature varies throughout the day.