7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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

4
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.
Dublin Castle has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to 14 Henrietta Street and Bray Head. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh), St. Aidan's Cathedral (in Enniscorthy) and Killiney Hill (in Killiney). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Howth Hills, stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin journey planning tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Howth, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, St. Aidan's Cathedral, Bray Head, Killiney Hill
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Howth Hills
Howth Hills
Dun Laoghaire Harbour ©
Dun Laoghaire Harbour

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Galway, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Irish Workhouse Centre
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Rinville Park ©
Rinville Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cork sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Cork sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
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Saint Francis Church ©
Saint Francis Church

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