10 days in Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Dublin

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.
On the 13th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Loughwell Farm Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, then contemplate the long history of Glengowla Mines, and then get in touch with nature with Hillwalk Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway tour builder tool.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, you will find days in Galway are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Oughterard, Loughwell Farm Park
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Loughwell Farm Park ©
Loughwell Farm Park
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

2
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Knappogue Castle, steep yourself in history at Quin Abbey, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): tee off at Lahinch Golf Club and then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bunratty trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Bunratty in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bunratty can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Knappogue Castle, Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, Quin Abbey, Lahinch Golf Club
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Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park ©

4
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Get some historical perspective at Drombeg Stone Circle and Charles Fort. Bring the kids along to Leahys Open Farm and Barleycove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Sherkin Island (in Baltimore), Michael Collins Centre (in Clonakilty) and Clonea Beach (in Dungarvan). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of James Fort, contemplate the waterfront views at Lough Hyne, take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre, and tee off at Old Head Golf Links.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bunratty to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Skibbereen, Sherkin Island, Barleycove Beach, Michael Collins Centre, Leahys Open Farm
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Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach
Clonea Beach ©
Clonea Beach
Leahys Open Farm ©
Leahys Open Farm

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nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): attend a concert at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, steep yourself in history at Great Blasket Island, then examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, stop by Dingle Crystal, then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Great Blasket Island
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Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

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