5 days in County Dublin & Galway Itinerary

5 days in County Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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Fly
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Train to Heuston, Fly to Brussels

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Dublin

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glendalough Cathedral and Bru na Boinne. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Trim Castle in Trim--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Brussels, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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2
nights
Galway

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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County Dublin travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Nightlife
With the capital city at its heart, County Dublin represents the most visited county in Ireland. Most visitors come to visit the city, exploring the pubs of Temple Bar neighborhood and soaking up Irish culture one pint of Guinness at a time. Beyond its urban core, the county offers cozy seaside villages where visitors can devour freshly caught fish and hear Irish spoken as a first language. Seek out one of the few Gaeltacht, or Irish-language communities, remaining in the county here.