8 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

8 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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8 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City

4
nights
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.
Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trinity College Dublin will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip maker.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
Get outdoors at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Salthill Beaches. Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Salthill Promenade will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online day trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

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