13 days in County Dublin, Galway & Cork Itinerary

13 days in County Dublin, Galway & Cork Itinerary

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13 days in County Dublin, Galway & Cork Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Zagreb

7
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilkenny Castle and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Brittas Bay and Inishbofin. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodlands Falconry and Bird of Prey Centre. (in Tullow), Athlone Equestrian Centre (in Athlone), Kilkenny (Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, Darcys Treasures, & more), Jerpoint Glass Studio (in Stoneyford) and Glasrai Goodies (in Gowran). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, explore the activities along Roundstone Bay, and Head underground at Dunmore Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary maker.

Zagreb, Croatia to Dublin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car ferry and car; or do a combination of car ferry and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zagreb in October, plan for little chillier days in Dublin, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kilkenny, County Galway, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Woodlands Falconry and Bird of Prey Centre., Glasrai Goodies
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Brittas Bay ©
Brittas Bay
Dunmore Cave ©
Dunmore Cave
Carrolls Irish Gifts ©
Carrolls Irish Gifts

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at McCarthys Jewellery Shop, then look for gifts at OMG @ Zhivago, then admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and finally get outside with Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, then don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, and then stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
McCarthy's Jewellery Shop ©
McCarthy's Jewellery Shop

2
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.
On the 31st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, then gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), then examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop, and finally look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cork online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Inchydoney Beach
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Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Blarney Woollen Mills ©
Blarney Woollen Mills
Stone Mad Gallery ©
Stone Mad Gallery

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