7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 1 night
2
Blarney
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
4
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and finally cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip maker app .

New York City, USA to Galway is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from New York City to Galway, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Galway at 54°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Blarney.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tyrone House
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

1
night
Blarney

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Blarney vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Blarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cork, Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 23rd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Fin Barre's Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at The English Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kilcrea Friary.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cork online journey planner .

Cork is very close to Blarney. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kilcrea Friary
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
St Fin Barre's Cathedral ©
St Fin Barre's Cathedral
The English Market ©
The English Market

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 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Malahide Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Bru na Boinne, then explore the historical opulence of Trim Castle, and then make a trip to St. Michan's Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dublin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Cork to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Malahide Castle, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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