20 days in Ireland & Newry Itinerary

20 days in Ireland & Newry Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, admire the striking features 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Samuel Beckett Bridge, then get advice or help at Irish Family History Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at The O'Connell Monument.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Dublin reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newry.

Things to do in Dublin

Nature Parks Museums
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Dublin Mountains ©
Dublin Mountains
Irish Family History Centre ©
Irish Family History Centre
Marsh's Library ©
Marsh's Library

7
nights
Newry, United Kingdom

Newry ©
Newry is a city in Northern Ireland, from Belfast and from Dublin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Slieve Gullion Forest Park and Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail. Explore Newry's surroundings by going to Irvinestown (Garden Of The Celtic Saints & Devenish Island), Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly) and Cladagh Glen Walk (in Belcoo). There's much more to do: stroll around Peatlands Park, step into the grandiose world of Narrow Water Events, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Killevy Churches.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Newry trip maker site.

You can drive from Dublin to Newry in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Newry

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Armagh, Irvinestown, Dungannon, Davagh Forest Trails, Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail
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Slieve Gullion Forest Park ©
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail ©
Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail
Peatlands Park ©
Peatlands Park

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Doo Lough Valley and Riverside Walk. Change things up with a short trip to The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Rinville Park, and pause for some photo ops at Oscar Wilde & Eduard Vilde Statue.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway vacation tool.

Drive from Newry to Galway in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Things to do in Galway

Tours Parks Adventure

Side Trip

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

1
night
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland

Newmarket-on-Fergus
Newmarket-on-Fergus, historically known as Corracatlin, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Newmarket-on-Fergus online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Galway to Newmarket-on-Fergus in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to Cork.

Things to do in Newmarket-on-Fergus

Nightlife Outdoors Museums
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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 Glenview Gardens & Fairy Trail and Awesome Walls. The adventure continues: stroll around Ballincollig Regional Park, take in the views from Daly's Bridge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get outside with Play Gaelic Games.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork driving holiday site.

Drive from Newmarket-on-Fergus to Cork in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 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
Room Escape Games
Awesome Walls ©
Awesome Walls

1
night
Newry, United Kingdom

Newry ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): work some fitness into your day at Carlingford Lough Greenway, get lost in a book at Newry City Library, and then explore the historical opulence of Narrow Water Keep and Castle.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Newry holiday planner.

You can drive from Cork to Newry in 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Newry

Trails Outdoors Parks

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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