7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland vacation builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 1 night
Drive
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lahinch
— 1 night
Drive
4
Macroom
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Portlaoise
— 1 night
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Dublin

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Spire, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Nottingham, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Galway

— 1 night

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.
For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galway journey planner.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lahinch.

Things to do in Galway

Parks
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Lahinch

— 1 night
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lahinch tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Lahinch takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Lahinch, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Macroom.

Things to do in Lahinch

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Macroom

— 2 nights
Macroom is a market town in County Cork, Ireland, in the valley of the River Sullane, halfway between Cork city and Killarney. On the 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Inchydoney Beach, then take in the views from Carrigadrohid Castle, and then explore the activities along The Gearagh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Colman's Church and then explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Macroom trip maker app.

Getting from Lahinch to Macroom by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Macroom can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Portlaoise.

Things to do in Macroom

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Portlaoise

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Kildare Village and then explore the striking landscape at Rock of Dunamase.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portlaoise trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Macroom to Portlaoise in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Portlaoise are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portlaoise

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.