5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

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5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

Start: Galway
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
End: Galway

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.
On the 19th (Wed), play a few rounds at Mount Juliet Estate, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Corner. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then examine the collection at Reginald's Tower, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paterson, USA to Kilkenny. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Paterson to Kilkenny. Traveling from Paterson in October, you will find days in Kilkenny are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Breweries, #Museums

Side Trip

Waterford
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Salthill Promenade. Go for a jaunt from Galway to Westport to see The Great Western Greenway about 1:30 hours away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, and stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galway holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to 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
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club ©
Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club

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