8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Dublin

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 23rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, thensee the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge. On your second day here, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, thenget lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, thenstroll around St Stephens Green, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dublin. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, thentake some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and then stroll around South Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Quay Street, thenstroll around Eyre Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Galway online day trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

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nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Killarney National Park (in Killarney) and St. Patrick's Church (in Kenmare). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Butter Museum, explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Cork

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killarney National Park, St. Patrick's Church
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)

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