10 days in Dublin, Western Ireland & Cork Itinerary

10 days in Dublin, Western Ireland & Cork Itinerary

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10 days in Dublin, Western Ireland & Cork Itinerary

Reykjavik
Fly:  6​h
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Galway
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Killala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Louisburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Kinvara
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cork
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Reykjavik

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, and then stroll through Dublin Zoo. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandymount Strand, and then stroll through Seapoint Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Galway.

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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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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 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, and finally admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Killala.

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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
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Galway City Museum
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

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Killala

Killala
Killala is a village in County Mayo in Ireland, north of Ballina. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tee off at Enniscrone Golf Club, then kick back and relax at Carrowmore Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey.

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You can drive from Galway to Killala in 2 hours. Traveling from Galway in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Killala, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Killala

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Beaches

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Enniscrone Golf Club
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1
day
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand, look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Murrisk Abbey.

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Drive from Killala to Louisburgh in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Killala in May since evenings lows in Louisburgh dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kinvara.

Things to do in Louisburgh

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Murrisk Abbey, Mulranny Strand, The Lost Valley
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Murrisk Abbey ©
Murrisk Abbey

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Kinvara

Kinvara ©
Kinvara, also spelled Kinvarra, is a sea port village located in the south of County Galway, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then hike along Hag's Head, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

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You can drive from Louisburgh to Kinvara in 2 hours. May in Kinvara sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Kinvara

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Liscannor, Burren National Park, Lahinch Beach
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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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 29th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and then don't miss a visit to Blarney Castle & Gardens.

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Drive from Kinvara to Cork in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

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