8 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

8 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

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8 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
End: Tampa

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 Fanore Beach and Cliffs of Moher. You'll get in some beach time at Lahinch Beach and Spanish Point Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches and look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

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Tampa, USA to Galway is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in November, with highs in Galway at 47°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spanish Point Beach, Burren National Park, Fanore Beach, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Lahinch Beach
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grafton Street and Kilmainham Gaol. Escape the urban bustle at Seapoint Beach and Portmarnock Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sandymount Strand, buy something for everyone on your list at Fallon & Byrne, look for gifts at Cleo Knitwear, and contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dublin are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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