6 days in Dublin, Galway & Donegal Town Itinerary

6 days in Dublin, Galway & Donegal Town Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stuttgart
Train + Fly:  6 h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Donegal Town
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Stuttgart

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll around Phoenix Park. On the next day, stroll around St Stephens Green, take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then stop by James Joyce Cultural Centre, and finally ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Dublin is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Dublin. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
James Joyce Cultural Centre ©
James Joyce Cultural Centre

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then walk around Eyre Square.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galway road trip tool.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

2
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Maghera Beach and Caves, experience rural life at Castle Adventure Open Farm, and then explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Donegal Town road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Donegal Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Donegal Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castle Adventure Open Farm, Silver Strand Beach, Maghera Beach and Caves, Narin Beach
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Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Castle Adventure Open Farm ©
Castle Adventure Open Farm

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