8 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

8 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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Dublin
— 1 day
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Dublin — 1 day

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 see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, 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.
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Galway — 4 nights

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 King John's Castle are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Dromoland Castle and Lahinch Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clonmacnoise and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Galway sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 2 nights

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 tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bog of Allen Nature Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, 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 fly back home.
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