8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and St Stephens Green. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 53°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher, and then grab your bike and head to South Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): Head underground at Aillwee Cave and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Galway trip tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Galway, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Cave
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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