17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

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1
Kilkenny
— 8 nights
2
Galway
— 8 nights

8
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Relax by the water at Curracloe Beach and Curracloe Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & Kilmurrin Cove) and Wexford (Baginbun Beach, Ballinoulart Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, and take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny visit website.

Dublin to Kilkenny is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In March in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford, Gorey, Enniscorthy, Waterford, County Wexford
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

8
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.
Visit Lahinch Beach and Silver Strand for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Miltown Malbay (Spanish Point Beach & White Strand Beach). On the 17th (Sat), spend a cool day on the water with Charter Ireland. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Galway road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kilkee, Miltown Malbay, Liscannor, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Lahinch Beach
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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