What to pack when visiting Ireland in the fall - A Guide

Getting ready for a trip to Ireland in the fall but not sure what to pack? Let us help! The weather in Ireland can be changeable, so you will want to be prepared. There is also such a wide variety of things to see and do, that the real trick for packing for a trip for Ireland is to be ready for anything. In this post we provide a list of the things you might need for every occasion. 

What is the weather like in Ireland in the fall? 

In Fall, the temperature in Ireland ranges between 14-18  degrees C or 60 - 65 degrees Fahrenheit. You can expect to see the leaves turning beautiful autumnal shades of orange, but also a good bit more rainfall than in Summer. If you are visiting later in fall, you can expect dark evenings and cooler temperatures. The best advice we can give is to pack warm clothes, lawyers, a waterproof jacket and shoes, and sunglasses just in case!

The Absolute Essentials

You are not going to get very far without these, no matter what you have planned for your trip. We know you know you need to pack these, but just in case, we thought we would list them for you anyway. 

  • Wallet - make sure it includes your ID 
  • Phone
  • Travel documents and passport including insurance and visa documentation where required 
  • Details of transfers and accommodation
  • Medications

We recommend packing the absolute essentials in your hand luggage, particularly if you are travelling long-haul. 

Personal Items 

The flight to Ireland can be long if you are coming from the USA, and you may need to take some connecting flights. Better to keep your personal items on hand just incase your bag doesn’t make it at the same time as you do. 

  • Phone charger and converter
  • Liquids bag 
  • Headphones
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Unscented lotion
  • Antibacterial or baby wipes
  • Socks
  • Scarf, pashmina, or travel blanket - the plane can get chilly!
  • Make up
  • Mini flash light
  • Contact lenses & solution


Remember to be mindful of liquid restrictions in your carry on. If you want to travel light, there are plenty of affordable hight street stores in Ireland's cities where you can buy low cost toiletries. 

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner,
  • Shower gel or  body soap
  • Travel towel

Weather related 

You can see all four seasons in one day in Ireland, so best to pack for each of them. Here are the essentials: 

  • Rain jacket 
  • Waterproof, sensible shoes
  • One extra pair of shoes ( the rain in Ireland is no joke)
  • Umbrella
  • Hat, scarf and gloves, 
  • Extra layers - it can get really cold and even snow in late fall. 
  • Warm hooded 
  • Bathing suit - there are plenty of places to go swimming in nature as well as camping facilities with hot tubs. 
  • Sunglasses - for those crisp fall days 


You will need a travel adaptor if you are visiting from outside Europe

  • Phone, tablet computer, & necessary chargers
  • Portable charger for those long days sightseeing
  • Camera, with spare batteries and memory cards - you don’t want to miss out on those pictures!


Ireland generally has a casual vibe. However, if you are planning a special night out in Dublin town, you might want to pack a smart casual outfit. We recommend packing a good amount of the following: 

  • Light sweaters 
  • Extra socks 
  • Jeans or pants
  • T-shirts 
  • Long sleeve tops 
  • Skirts or dresses with thick tights


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