9 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

9 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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9 days in Dublin & Galway Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
2
Galway
— 4 nights
3
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kilkenny Castle as well as Saint Patrick's Cathedral. On the 7th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Dodder. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planner.

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dublin. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 64°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kilkenny Castle, Portmarnock Beach
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Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

4
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.
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Cliffs of Moher and The Burren. Get some historical perspective at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John's Castle. Step out of Galway to go to Lahinch and see Lahinch Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galway holiday planning website .

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 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Burren, King John's Castle, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Lahinch Beach, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
You've now added Dublin Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle and then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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