13 days in County Dublin, Galway & Cork Itinerary

13 days in County Dublin, Galway & Cork Itinerary

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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Kilkenny Castle. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Carrolls Irish Gifts and Jerpoint Glass Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Brittas Bay (in Wicklow), Woodlands Falconry and Bird of Prey Centre. (in Tullow) and Glasrai Goodies (in Gowran). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Dunmore Cave, stop by Old World New, head off the coast to Inishbofin Island, and explore the activities along Lough Corrib.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday planning app.

Zagreb, Croatia to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Zagreb to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zagreb in October: highs in Dublin hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Kilkenny, County Galway, Athlone Equestrian Centre, Brittas Bay, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Brittas Bay ©
Brittas Bay
Dunmore Cave ©
Dunmore Cave
Carrolls Irish Gifts ©
Carrolls Irish Gifts

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at McCarthy's Jewellery Shop, then explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and finally get outside with Wild Atlantic Way. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, then make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, and then stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
OMG Zhivago ©
OMG Zhivago

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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.
On the 31st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC), then see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach, then look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, and finally look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip tool.

Getting from Galway to Cork by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Cork sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Inchydoney Beach
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Blarney Woollen Mills ©
Blarney Woollen Mills

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