4 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

4 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

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4 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+2
foot + Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  3​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galway itinerary planner .

Birmingham, UK to Galway is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Aillwee Cave, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

1
night
Dublin

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 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online visit planner .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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