8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 Temple Bar and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around St Stephens Green, and meet the residents at Dublin Zoo.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin road trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in April, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 53°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 18th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and then stroll around South Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find out how to plan a trip to Galway, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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