8 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

8 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland journey planner

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Fly to Shannon, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly

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Galway

— 2 nights

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.
Visiting Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Fanore Beach and Salthill Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Spanish Point Beach (in Miltown Malbay) and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell). There's more to do: look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galway trip planning tool.

Tampa, USA to Galway is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tampa to Galway, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Galway is cooler than Tampa - with highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Dublin

— 4 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Portmarnock Beach and Seapoint Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Sheridans. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stop by Cleo Knitwear, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandymount Strand, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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