5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
2
Galway
— 3 nights

1
night
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Corner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, thentake a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny vacation builder.

Galway to Kilkenny is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Waterford
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club as well as Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Salthill Promenade. Step out of Galway with an excursion to The Great Western Greenway in Westport--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, and stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Galway are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Great Western Greenway, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club ©
Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

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