8 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

8 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
day
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 19th (Wed), explore by horseback at Racing Tours Ireland and then kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Dublin is 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
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Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
Racing Tours Ireland ©
Racing Tours Ireland

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Salthill Promenade and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Lahinch Beach and Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle and contemplate the long history of Clonmacnoise.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galway road trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, Lahinch Beach, Clonmacnoise, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

2
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., then enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, and then trek along The Wicklow Way. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kilcullen Farm & Nature Trail and then identify plant and animal life at The Bog of Allen Nature Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary planner.

Drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kilcullen Farm & Nature Trail, The Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Portmarnock Beach, The Wicklow Way
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Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way

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