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Ireland Tours in August

Take a tour of Ireland in August to experience the Emerald Isle in the peak of summer holidays. Attend festivals, spend your days by the shining seaside, and explore ancient ruins in the countryside. Enjoy August in Ireland with a tour crafted by the travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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VISITING IRELAND IN AUGUST

Looking for Ireland tours in August? We’ve got you covered!

Visit in August to enjoy the peak of the travel season in Ireland. The summer holidays will have the towns and cities buzzing with a vibrant atmosphere. Spend your days wandering along the green rolling hills, sweeping sea views and rugged islands.

The best way to explore Ireland is on a scenic self-drive itinerary, allowing you to travel at your own pace. Browse our August packages that combine the best of the fun cities and beautiful Irish countryside.

When you book a trip with Nordic Visitor, you get handpicked accommodation, transportation reservations, access to our 24/7 helpline, and many other benefits as part of the package. You’ll also enjoy the personal service of your own dedicated travel consultant.

Get in touch via our toll-free numbers or live chat and we'll happily plan your Ireland adventure.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Specialists in Ireland self-drive holidays
  • Flexible and customisable tour options
  • Experienced travel agency that takes care of all the details for you
  • Dedicated to providing personalised, quality service

VISIT IRELAND ON A WEEK-LONG GETAWAY

Immerse yourself in Irish history with a 6 to 8-day solo itinerary around the country. See Dublin and the west coast, admiring highlights and lesser-known gems along the way. These packages include comfortable accommodation, a rental car, and more.

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STAY LONGER & VISIT SCOTLAND TOO

Stay for 10 days or more to explore Ireland at a leisurely pace or you could combine your Irish adventure with a journey around Scotland. Choose from these extended itineraries to delve deeper into the Celtic countries.

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Ireland Travel Experts

As a travel agency based in Northern Europe, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Ireland. We offer a variety of self-drive tours that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Ireland travel experts. 

To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you – accommodations, activities, rental car, ferries, and other services.

We can also customise your chosen tour to your needs and tastes. If you decide you want to add extra nights at a certain location, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

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Getting to Ireland

Ireland has 10 airports, with the three main international ports being: Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Unless customised to begin elsewhere, all Nordic Visitor tours in Ireland start and end in Dublin, the capital city.

Flight times to Ireland are, for example, 6 hours from New York City or Boston and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Ireland include (but are not limited to) Aer Lingus, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, Ryanair, and KLM.

The Republic of Ireland is on GMT time. If your journey involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Dublin to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that your flights to Ireland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages. However, if you have booked a combination tour of Scotland and Ireland, we include flight costs between the two countries in the package price.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING IRELAND IN AUGUST

If you’re keen to travel to Ireland in August, read on for our expert advice on what it’s like to visit at this time of year. We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions so you can plan for any future tours to Ireland in August.

What are the best things to do in Ireland in August?

The ideal Irish holiday consists of exploring the cities as well as the countryside, to take in the culture, history and beauty of the Emerald Isle. August is the perfect time to do so!

During this summer month, you can visit all of Ireland’s top attractions and participate in plenty of activities. From sailing to fishing, and even surfing, hiking, and attending festivals, August will keep you busy.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Ireland in August:

  • Take the wheel for a scenic road trip along the west coast
  • Admire the lush, green natural scenery
  • Go hiking in the rugged hills and along high sea cliffs
  • Discover prehistoric and Stone Age monuments
  • Sail to one or more of the west coast islands
  • Explore picturesque, ancient ruins and castles
  • Learn about Ireland’s early Christian and Celtic history
  • Sit in a beer garden of a typical pub listening to live music
  • Get a taste of Ireland with delicious local food and brew
  • Visit the buzzing cities, charming towns and fishing villages


What are the most popular events in Ireland in August?

There are many events taking place in Ireland at this time of year, some of which you might want to attend during your tour.

The most popular events in August are:

  • Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Music Festival
  • National Heritage Week
  • Galway Race Week
  • Dingle Races and Regatta
  • Kilkenny Arts Festival


It’s good to note that the first Monday of August is a bank holiday in Ireland. It is a popular weekend for travel getaways.

What are the best places to visit in Ireland in August?

August is a great month to travel to Ireland and visit its towns, historic sites and natural highlights. More so, you’ll enjoy plenty of daylight hours and fair weather, ideal conditions for exploring.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Ireland in August:




What is the weather like in Ireland in August?

When travelling to Ireland in summer, the weather is generally pleasant. August is one of the warmest months of the year and you can expect highs of 20°C (68°F) and lows of 12°C (54°F).

What are August temperatures in Ireland?

The average temperature is around 16°C (61°F) in August. You might experience some lovely warm, sunny days in Ireland at this time, but the weather can still be changeable.

What to wear in Ireland in August?

When you pack for Ireland, keep in mind that it’s best to be ready for all kinds of weather, even in summer. In August, it is still generally warm, but you may encounter some cooler or wet days.

Bring plenty of light clothing so you can enjoy the sun. Also pack additional layers to be able to remove or add clothes depending on the day’s weather.

Here is a list of packing essentials for your Ireland tour in August:

  • Lightweight layers, including t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and shorts
  • Warm jumper
  • Jeans or long trousers
  • Waterproof jacket or shell layers
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Light scarf, hat and gloves
  • Hiking boots and socks
  • Sun hat or cap


What are the daylight hours in August in Ireland?

In August, the daylight hours are still long, although starting to shorten as it is past the summer solstice. With an average of 14 to 16 hours of daylight per day, you’ll still enjoy plenty of daytime brightness to explore Ireland to your heart’s content.

In Dublin, the sun rises between 5:45 and 6:30 AM and sets between 8:15 and 9:15 PM.

How to travel in Ireland in August?

The best way to explore Ireland at your own pace is on a scenic self-drive itinerary. All our tours combine the best of the fun cities and beautiful Irish countryside.

Good to know: All of Nordic Visitor’s Ireland self-drive tour packages can be tailored by our regional experts. They can add extra nights at select locations or modify the driving routes if you have any particular attractions in mind. Just ask!

Road trip around Ireland

Take the wheel in Ireland and you’ll have the freedom to pull the car over at any attractions or breathtaking views. We recommend at least 6 to 8 days to make the most of a road trip around the island.

All our tours set off from Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland, and include the top attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, and Blarney Castle.

Here’s an example of a one-week Ireland road trip itinerary:

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Dublin.
  • Day 2 – Pick up your rental car and drive to the west coast. Spend the night in Galway.
  • Day 3 – Explore Connemara or the Aran Islands. Overnight in Galway.
  • Day 4 – See the Cliffs of Moher. Overnight in Killarney.
  • Day 5 – Tour the Ring of Kerry. Overnight in Killarney.
  • Day 6 – Visit historic sites and drop off your rental car. Spend your last night in Dublin.
  • Day 7 – Depart from Dublin Airport.


The best part? You won’t have to worry about where you’re going or sleeping, because your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will plan your trip and sort all the details before you arrive. All you have to do is find flights to Ireland!

We reserve your accommodation, rent a car for your trip, and can book activities to fill your days with more adventures. You’ll also have access to our 24/7 helpline should you need to call us at any point.



Want to stay for a longer period of time?

If you want to slow down the pace and take in more Irish attractions, we highly recommend extending your self-drive tour to at least 10 days.

With our flexible itineraries, it’s easy to start planning your tour! Pick the amount of time you want to stay in Dublin and then choose how long you want to spend driving around the island.

The possibilities are endless when visiting Ireland. With 10 days or longer, you could visit in more depth. Follow the Wild Atlantic Way route or pop into Northern Ireland to see the Giant’s Causeway and have a complete tour of the island.

Or would you prefer to spend more time in one city than another? Add another town to your trip or specific day tours? Just ask your Nordic Visitor travel consultant for advice.

Are you interested in exploring Scotland too?

Combine your Ireland tour with a road trip around Scotland for an epic Celtic itinerary. We recommend a minimum of 10 days for this, so you can have enough time to get a taste of both countries.

Spend the first 4 to 10 days driving around the rugged Highlands and islands of Scotland. Then follow that up with another road trip around Ireland to take in all the jaw-dropping coastal landscapes and historic landmarks.

As tour operators specialising in both these fantastic destinations, we can offer tailor-made itineraries that combine the best of both.

Scotland is a great destination to complement a tour to Ireland. Their cultures and history are so closely linked and you’ll be able to meet the locals and get immersed in both.

Did you know? Scotland small group tours are available if you want to leave the driving to someone else. You could also book a private tour of Scotland to travel with your own group of friends or family and a dedicated private guide.

We don’t offer these in Ireland just yet, but our regional travel experts are working on it!



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Our Services

On your Ireland Nordic Visitor package, you will receive personalised service from a designated travel consultant and high-quality travel documents. What's more, all clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines the driving route, overnights and highlights along the way. Travel with ease knowing that Nordic Visitor has close professional relationships with local service providers, which are carefully selected by our staff for their consistently high standards.

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Whether you’re looking to book your dream Ireland trip, want to add an extra night in Dublin, or have questions about your tour, we’re happy to help. Get in touch with our friendly team to answer any of your travel queries.

 

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