20 days in Ireland & Newry Itinerary

20 days in Ireland & Newry Itinerary

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20 days in Ireland & Newry Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Newry, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Newry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, then contemplate the long history of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Deansgrange Cemetery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then snap pictures at Samuel Beckett Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Irish Family History Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at The O'Connell Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Newry.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Nature
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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Marsh's Library ©
Marsh's Library
Samuel Beckett Bridge ©
Samuel Beckett Bridge

7
nights
Newry, United Kingdom

Newry ©
Newry is a city in Northern Ireland, from Belfast and from Dublin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Slieve Gullion Forest Park and Cladagh Glen Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Newry: Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly), Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail (in Enniskillen) and Irvinestown (Garden Of The Celtic Saints & Devenish Island). And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Formula Karting, explore the historical opulence of Narrow Water Events, take an in-depth tour of Newry and Mourne Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Davagh Forest Trails.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Newry travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Newry takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Newry are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Newry

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Armagh, Irvinestown, Dungannon, Davagh Forest Trails, Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint
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Slieve Gullion Forest Park ©
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
Formula Karting ©
Formula Karting
Bernish Viewpoint ©
Bernish Viewpoint

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Irish Workhouse Centre and Riverside Walk. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley, appreciate the history behind Oscar Wilde & Eduard Vilde Statue, take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and walk around Rinville Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Galway, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Newry to Galway takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Galway are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Things to do in Galway

Tours Parks Adventure

Side Trip

The Irish Workhouse Centre
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Kayaking & Canoeing
Doo Lough Valley ©
Doo Lough Valley

1
night
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland

Newmarket-on-Fergus
Newmarket-on-Fergus, historically known as Corracatlin, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Newmarket-on-Fergus attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Newmarket-on-Fergus takes an hour. In November in Newmarket-on-Fergus, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toCork.

Things to do in Newmarket-on-Fergus

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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3
nights
Cork, Ireland

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Play Gaelic Games and The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Glenview Gardens & Hobbit House, take in the views from Daly's Bridge, stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ the King.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cork driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Newmarket-on-Fergus to Cork takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Newry.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Ballincollig Regional Park ©
Ballincollig Regional Park
Daly's Bridge ©
Daly's Bridge
Church of Christ the King ©
Church of Christ the King

1
night
Newry, United Kingdom

Newry ©
On the 9th (Sat), get some jogging in at Carlingford Lough Greenway, get lost in a book at Newry City Library, and then step into the grandiose world of Narrow Water Keep and Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Newry journey builder website .

Getting from Cork to Newry by car takes about 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Newry

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Narrow Water Keep and Castle, Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs
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Narrow Water Keep and Castle ©
Narrow Water Keep and Castle
Newry City Library ©
Newry City Library
Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs ©
Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs

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