9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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 is known for sightseeing, breweries, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel itinerary creator.

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (in Bunratty). Spend the 2nd (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galway Arts Centre, look for gifts at OMG @ Zhivago, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Galway sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

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