17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

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17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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 Baginbun Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & Kilmurrin Cove), Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre & Curracloe Beach) and Wexford (Ballinoulart Beach & Tintern Abbey). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Dublin to Kilkenny is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford, Waterford, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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.
Relax by the water at Fanore Beach and Kilkee Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Miltown Malbay (Spanish Point Beach & White Strand Beach), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell). On the 17th (Sat), spend a cool day on the water with Charter Ireland. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Galway road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Galway sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Liscannor, Miltown Malbay, Kilkee, Fanore Beach, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
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Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

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